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Pak mango exports down by 35,000 tons down

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani export of mango is on the decline as it witnessed reduction of 35,000 tons of mango this year against the target."The country has exported at least 0.115 million tons of mango this year as compared to the target of 0.15 million tons and earned $39 million foreign exchange," revealed Waheed Ahmed, the newly elected Chairman Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA), while talking to the media here.Mango exporters have…Read More

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Farmers suffer as gur prices come down

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The ban on supply of gur to Afghanistan despite bumper sugarcane crop and the prolonged cold and dry weather have improved the cane supply situation for sugar mills. However, farmers in Khyber PakhtunKhwa remain adversely affected mainly on the price front.Along with fall in price of sugar, the price of gur has also come down to about Rs 8,000-9,000 this season from Rs16,000-17,000 last year."For the first time during this season cane supply has reached 100 per cent…Read More

Agriculture sector growth slows down

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD -The agriculture sector is widely considered the backbone of the countrys economy. But official data show the growth of this sector has slowed down in recent years, largely due to water related woes. Growth of the countrys agriculture sector slowed down to an average of just 2.7 percent in the first decade of this Century as compared to 4.4 percent in the 1990s and 5.4 percent in the preceding decade, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2010-11. Floods make headlines and…Read More