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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

Satellites and SMS help Pakistan’s farmers with smart irrigation

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Using data from NASA, Pakistan’s water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields. Farmers in Pakistan use sms to warn of water Farmers in Pakistan check rain forecasts via SMS messages on their cellphones. Image: Adil Ahmed via The Third Pole It […]…Read More

ZTBL, Al-Ghazi Tractors to improve farmers economy

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article image LAHORE: Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) has agreed to extend cooperation with the leading tractors and agriculture equipment manufacturers Al-Ghazi Tractors Limited (AGTL) to look into the possibilities of improving farmers’ economy and increasing their yield. This was agreed during a meeting between ZTBL CEO Talat Mahmood and Chairman of Al- Ghazi Tractors andamp; President Al-Futtaim Automobile Division Dubai Len Hunt. A committee…Read More

Engro, USAID collaborate to support farmers

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article image ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Engro Foundation for generation of investment opportunities as well as the provision of access to modern information technology (IT) to farmers in Punjab. andquot;The MoU will be managed through USAIDand#39;s Punjab Enabling Environment Project, highlights the US governmentand#39;s commitment to support small…Read More

Farmers to be provided solar date drying technology

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article image ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Friday said the government is making all efforts for transferring solar date drying technology in crop production areas across the country. Addressing a ceremony, organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to demonstrate solar dates dryers at Khairpur, he said the advance technology would boost the dates production in the country. The…Read More

Solar Dryer technology introduced by PARC to improve production of date farmers

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer to dehydrate dates developed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is said to reduce post-harvest losses and improve the quality of dates. According to details, five solar drying systems have already been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur Region of Sindh Province at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo Goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi in the date production areas of Sindh. At these sites, PARC has also conducted training sessions for local…Read More

PARC chief for equipping farmers with latest tech

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad has said that equipping growers with latest technology is vital to achieve self-sufficiency in the agriculture sector as the Council is providing food security assurance through its activities and ideas of agricultural experts. "The recent torrential rains will be beneficial for some crops. He said that prime minister has shown his keen interest for development of agriculture sector in the…Read More

Dairy Science Park to support farmers in KP

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: Senior Minister Local Government, Elections and Rural Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan, has appreciated the concept of the Dairy Science Park to support the farmers’ income, value addition in the province, self-employment to the youth and hygienic food production for the people of the province. He said this while recently chairing a meeting of the representatives of the Department of the Local Government, Election and Rural Department;…Read More

Dairy Science Park to support farmers in KP

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: Senior Minister Local Government, Elections and Rural Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan, has appreciated the concept of the Dairy Science Park to support the farmers’ income, value addition in the province, self-employment to the youth and hygienic food production for the people of the province. He said this while recently chairing a meeting of the representatives of the Department of the Local Government, Election and Rural Department; Agriculture,…Read More