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Modern Energy Management involvement in Hawa wind farm

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Pakistan’s Hawa wind farm with over 1 GW of wind capacity scheduled to be built in the country by 2018. Modern Energy Management will provide project management services for Hawa wind farm. Management (MEM) is engaged to provide project management services during construction of the 50-MW Hawa wind farm in the Sindh Valley, Pakistan. Management […]…Read More

Pakistan, NARO to join hands for farm mechanisation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan is to work with Uganda to boost the agriculture sector through knowledge and technology transfer of simple farming technologies to farmers. One of the areas that Pakistan wants to help is in the fabrication of agriculture machinery through the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) to increase the agriculture mechanization, according to Uganda’s Ambassador to Iran, accredited to Pakistani, Dr. Ahmad Kisuule. Dr. Kisuule told the media that…Read More

PAEC focusing farm research for economic self-sufficiency

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: Scientists at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are working hard in various fields of scientific research to improve social and economic condition of the country, said Muhammad Naeem, Chairman PAEC, here at NIFA. Addressing a gathering of farmers in Nuclear Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Farmers Day, he said, "We believe in peaceful use of atomic energy and Pakistan is among few countries where this energy is being used in agriculture,…Read More

Farm reforms to impasse malnutrition problem

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article image Malnutrition is a pathological condition resulting from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point where he or she can no longer maintain natural bodily capacities such as growth, pregnancy, learning abilities, physical work and resisting or recovering from disease. The term covers a range of problems from being dangerously thin (underweight) or too short (stunting) for one’s age to…Read More

Carbon footprint and its approximation in farm sector

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article image The carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) released into the atmosphere, produced as a result of direct and indirect human. It is usually demonstrated in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).All activities caused by mankind. In other words: When you drive a car on road, the engine burns fuel which creates a definite amount of CO2, reliant on its fuel exhaustion and the driving distance (CO2 is the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide). When you warm…Read More

Desperate need for farm reforms

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article image High prices are the ultimate signal that demands are outstripping supply and that there is simply not enough food to feed the ever growing population of this already giant country. Pakistan faces a number of challenges to agricultural growth including technological fatigue, policy deficits, infrastructural, credit and marketing constraints and water, and soil health related ecological and environmental problems. Public sector agricultural research and development has not adequately…Read More

Australia assures to strengthen farm research

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Australia and Pakistan have agreed to strengthen cooperation in field of agriculture and development as the latter assured the continuity of cooperation and support for agri-research and development in Pakistan. This collaboration was agreed upon during a meeting of a high-level delegation of Australian Commission of Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) led by Commission Chairman Don Heatley with PARC chairman Dr. Nadeem Amjad at the NARC in…Read More

USAID, PBIT sign MoU to boost horticulture, farm sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The United States Agency for Interna¬tio¬nal Development (USAID) and the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to promote investments in agriculture and horticulture sectors of the Punjab province. "Through this partnership both the sides will work together in promoting investment and creating jobs in livestock, dairy and horticulture sectors," said USAID Provincial Director for Punjab Dr…Read More

Huge potential exists to export farm products

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has a great potential to earn billions of dollars by developing its agricultural sector through using hybrid seeds and modern technology aimed at increasing per acre yield. "US and Pakistan share the goals of improving the livelihoods of farmers across Pakistan and increasing access to nutritious food for millions of Pakistanis," said USAID Mission Director John Groarke while handing over new varieties of maize seeds to Pakistani research…Read More