Tag: agriculture

Short courses offered for agriculture sector; AIOU

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six short-term courses to promote skill and knowledge-based courses in the agriculture sector has been launched by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). In a press release, it is said that the last date for admissions in these courses is September 28 without late fee. Plant Protection, Oilseed Crops Production, Farm Machinery, Dairy Farming, Poultry Farming, […]…Read More

E-credit scheme to empower agriculture nation wide

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article image Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha Punjab Finance Minister and Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha Punjab Agriculture Minister had a meeting with President Saeed Ahmad National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to discuss cooperation between the Punjab government and the NBP in e-credit scheme of agriculture. Financing will be provided to small farmers under e-credit scheme with markup […]…Read More

PARC innovating agriculture by training farmers

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The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) offered the farmers of rice, wheat, maize, and sugarcane crops training of soil testing, seed selection, water management and adoption of innovative technologies to enhance crop per-acre crop yield, across the country during last four years. Under Agriculture Innovation Programme (AIP) has trained about 100,000 farmers funded by USAID, […]…Read More

PARC & USAID’s review meeting on Conservation Agriculture

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The review meeting of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center also known by its Spanish abbreviation CIMMYT and USAID for two days to discuss activities related to Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Pakistan. The event partners from all over the country gathered to discuss implementation related issues and future projects along […]…Read More

Promoting agriculture to reducing rural poverty: PEW

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The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) emphasized that rural communities can be taken out of poverty by the promotion of agriculture and livestock sectors. He also said having 80% exports linked and the largest proportion of employment in Pakistan. Agriculture serves as the backbone of the economy of Pakistan. Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW said that […]…Read More

FAO, JICA helped deportees of FATA to return to agriculture based livings

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have given aid to farmers and their families of Khyber and Kurram agencies of FATA so that they can rebuild homes and continue their lives again after facing displacement for years. This aid was granted to 7,200 families (33,143 […]…Read More

Biotechnology is the magic for prosperous agriculture

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The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) stressed to implement modern technologies for the agriculture sector to prevent post-harvest losses and to augment agri-production. “Pakistan is a fertile land but miserable agriculture due to miscellaneous reasons. We cannot afford to stay at same status, it is necessary to add cropped areas and per hectare […]…Read More

Agriculture revival bangs ADB’s forecast on growth

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The Asian Development Bank has forecasted Pakistan’s growth estimated to still be above for the last budget year 2016-17 because of the turnaround in the agriculture sector along with increasing consumer demand and construction activities, stated by the Bank. ADB, in addition to its flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO) for 2017 report, said the initial […]…Read More

BELARUS-PAKISTAN BILATERAL RELATIONS TO GROW RAPID PROGRESS ON AGRICULTURE

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Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security & Research, Islamabad held a meeting with Mr. Vitaly Vovk Belarusian Minister for Industry / Co-Chairman of the Joint Belarus – Pakistan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation) on 13th July, 2017. During the meeting, The Federal Minister M/o NFSR welcomed the Honorable […]…Read More