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Agriculture backbone of Pakistan’s economy

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The Pakistan farmers’ union, “Pakistan Kissan Ittehad” registered a protest at the federal capital on the announcement of Federal Budget 2017-18. The law enforcement authorities decided to use force against them. Police fired tear gas and unleashed water from water cannons to disperse protesting farmers. The government has heavy-handed approach to suppress farmer’s demands is […]…Read More

Adverse weather and flourishing agriculture of Pakistan

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Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Around 44 percent population of Pakistan is directly connected with agriculture, that shares 41 percent of GDP and provides 70 percent raw materials for the textile industry. Unfortunately, it was declined in the past. Now, the situation is completely changed. Agriculture is flourishing because of modern technology and […]…Read More

Drone Technology: a climate smart invention in agriculture

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article image THE CONCEPT of drones is nearly a century old. It is also known as UAVs or unnamed aerial vehicles. The history of drones started as early as World War 1, but they weren’t developed in nearest until the 1970s, when western militaries started to look for new ways to keep save their human pilots from harm. Now the drone technology is transforming to other industries as well. This technology commercially uses since 1980s. However, practical applications of drones are expanding faster than…Read More

Impacts of the Pesticides Used in the Agriculture Sector on the Pollinators

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article image THE POLLINATION is a pivotal process in almost all productive ecosystems but pollination has been generally overlooked until very recently. The vital roles of pollinators are no less important in remote wilderness of the Arctic and deserts than in highly managed farming system. There are roughly 200,000 varieties of animal pollinators in the wild, most of which are insects. Entomophily, pollination by insects, often occurs on plants that have developed colored petals and a strong scent to…Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

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article image It is expected that global population will reached 9 billion in 2050.it means we require more agricultural production in order to meet food demands. Otherwise we will be suffering from food security problems. Which is the biggest threat of future. So we have to increase our per unit area production. In agriculture we emphasis on yield. For increasing yield, our farm interprises requires new and innovative technologies to face and overcome these difficult challenges. So we are using…Read More

We need to shift towards Climate Smart Agriculture now a day, why?

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article image The world population is increasing day by day and expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this growing population but agriculture must adapt the climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. 570 million farms around the world are facing the threat of climate change ahead on and yet we demanding more from agriculture than ever before, more food for growing population and better incomes for those working across…Read More

Land Degradation a Challenge to Modern Agriculture

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article image The disturbance of the land by natural causes like climatic changes and human activities is known as land degradation. The production capacity of the degraded land is reduced. According to an estimate up to forty percent of the world’s cultivatable agricultural land had been degraded. Land degradation has become a challenge to modern agriculture. The population of the world is increased so we have to increase per unit area production to meet their food…Read More

Floods A menace to Pakistan Agriculture

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article image Indus River and its tributaries providing required amount of irrigation water for crops therefore, Pakistan’s Agriculture is mainly dependent upon this river system. 103.5 MAF water is delivering at canal heads by designing this system but to fulfill the domestic as well as irrigation requirements that amount of water is very short. The irrigation system has been constructed to defeat the water supply deficit in the country and also build new reservoir…Read More

Mitigating floods through co-ordinated climate smart agriculture and land use patterns in Pakistan

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Pakistan has got unique geo-climatic conditions and topography descending from the world’s 2 nd highest peak in the North more than 8000 meters high to the sea level in the South which is a blessing in disguise for the gravity irrigation system and hydel power generation. But on the other end it makes the damage high when there are floods due to heavy seasonal rains or melting of glaciers and snow on the hills. The central plains of Punjab, Indus river…Read More

Waste water agriculture Threats, challenges and remedies

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article image Raw city effluent represents the untreated sewage or waste water which normally contains plant nutrient, toxic chemicals, organic and inorganic pollutants and pathogens. The frequency and volume of effluents are increasing day by day due to unplanned and unchecked urbanization. The mushroom growth of urban population and industries has absorbed the major share of fresh water and dispose it into drains in the form of waste water. In Pakistan the bulk…Read More