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‘Water scarcity major South Asian challenge’: Food scarcity

August 20, 2014 FAISALABAD(Express): The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries should make joint efforts to deal with challenges such as water scarcity, food insecurity and malnutrition in the region, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said on Monday. He was speaking at the concluding session of the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) seminar, held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). “The…

Water scarcity: moot highlights challenges to agriculture sector

December 05, 2013 A two-day water conference began here highlighting problems, which the country's prime agriculture sector is likely to face due to drying up of irrigation resources in future, if steps were not taken to improve supplies across the country. At the inaugural session of the conference titled as "Water Co-operation in Action - From the Global to the Grassroots," held at a local hotel, speakers proposed immediate steps to overcome the growing water scarcity. The…

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