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Agri sector- an industry

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The agriculture sector is sharing 21 percent in country’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP), should be treated as an industry to help prompt economic growth, agro people opined. We have huge resources and Pakistan has been among the top agriculture and livestock producing countries said agriculture sector people. There is need of farm management to tap […]…Read More

China urged to assist Pakistan agri sector on climate change affects

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Right steps needed to tackle negative impacts of climate change. Global warming is causing negative impacts on environment. Adverse impacts of global warming are on glaciers, river flows, underground water recharge systems, agriculture and overall biodiversity in in Pakistan which require some drastic measures to cope this situation. There is a serious need for farmers […]…Read More

Agri innovation expo held at PMAS-AAUR

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C2 AARU: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) organized Agri. Innovation Expo. and Food Gala 2017, here on Tuesday, with an aim to highlight innovative creative business agriculture products developed by students and to provide them entrepreneurship opportunities in order to cope with the challenge of unemployment. The Expo will also provide an opportunity to access the potential of Pakistan’s agricultural market and to bring together all stakeholders…Read More

Australia launches $12m agri uplift project

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article image MULTAN: Australian ambassador to Pakistan Ms Margret Adamson has announced that her country has launched a $12 million programme for the uplift of agriculture sector in Pakistan. She was addressing the participants of a two-day mango festival organised by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) and Punjab Agriculture Department on Monday after kicking off the event along with federal minister for food security and research Sikandar Hayat Bosan. She said the programme…Read More

Argentina offers agri, livestock tech transfer

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Ambassador of Argentina Rodolfo J. Martin Saravia has said that although the trade volume was not that big between Argentina and Pakistan, but lot of potential existed for enhancing it, and for that collective efforts are required. "The business communities of both the countries must join hands and work together for improving trade ties by regularly participating in exhibitions, organizing trade delegations’ visits and holding other such activities in both…Read More

PARC approves Rs.3.986b budget to bolster agri sector

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A budget of Rs 3.986 billion is approved for the year 2015-16 to improve agricultural research and food security in the country. The budget was sanctioned by Board of Governors (BoG) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) during their 39th meeting . The meeting was presided over by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR). The breakdown of the budget reveals that Rs 2.63 billion is allocated for non-development funds while the…Read More

PARC approves Rs 3.986 billion budget to bolster agri sector

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A budget of Rs 3.986 billion is approved for the year 2015-16 to improve agricultural research and food security in the country. The budget was sanctioned by Board of Governors (BoG) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)during their 39th meeting . The meeting was presided over by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR). The breakdown of the budget reveals that Rs 2.63 billion is allocated for non-development funds while the…Read More

PARC, Nigeria couple for agri sector uplifting

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A high-level Nigerian delegation went by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to talk about common territories of collaboration and vow to run joint projects in future for RandD change and general improvement of agribusiness segment. Executive General National Agricultural Research Center, Dr M Azeem Khan said on the event, "Nigeria and PARC will collaborate towards horticulture area advancement. Both nations have opportunities, prepared area, talented…Read More

PARC set to sensitize policy makers on agri-challenges

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The sustainable growth of agriculture sector is necessary to refuel the Pakistan’s economy and this very resolve has prompted Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to instigate an awareness campaign directed to raise awareness amongst stakeholders to prioritize agriculture sector. PARC sources revealed that the organization is all set to start the awareness program to identify and highlight core issues of agriculture sector at relevant forums and compel policy…Read More

Targeted research inevitable for the overhaul of agri-sector: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar with the theme Fiscal Space for Investment in Agriculture - A review of Taxes and Subsidies in Agriculture in Pakistan’ was recently held by Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSandR). The objective of the seminar was to have an insight on the research findings on net fiscal position in agriculture sector. The researchers, experts from MNFSandR and PARC were present on the occasion. The in-camera session entailed several view points from…Read More