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PCST chief visits Qadir Bakhsh Farms

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairperson, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, has recently visited the Qadir Bakhsh Farms. On the occasion, Prof. Gillani appreciated the innovative mind of Sir Tariq Tanvir (Esq.) and wished for establishing his home like QB-Farm in future. Prof. Gillani also appreciated University Extension work of Team Agrihunt in UAF and he further asked Sir Dr. Shouq for another detailed meeting for a collaborative discussion for such…Read More

Sindh villagers witness decline in farms yields

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STAFF REPORT THATTA: The area of Kharo Chan is witnessing a steep decline in the crops production as the salty sea water has started rising in the region following the sweet water of Indus River going down especially after the construction of Kotri Barrage.Nearly 300 families living in Kharo Chan village have bitter memories to share. Allah Din, a farmer, said, "There was a time when the area was lush green and fertile. For nearly 150 years this area fed all of Sindh with its record rice…Read More

Future of agriculture lies in vertical farms

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article image WORLD’S POPULATION is on rise, on October 31, 2011 just before midnight, "Danica May Camacho", a girl born in Philippine capital Manila, is chosen by UN to symbolically mark global population milestone of seven billionth. According to United States Census Bureau, human population reached to one billion in 1804, seven billion in 2011 and will be nine billion in 2046. Increase in human population by every passing moment also increases the demand for more food, more housing and more…Read More

Remote sensing for farms highlighted

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: Remote sensing, monitoring and forecasting are of paramount importance for agricultural land and crops as more than 1,800 Indian postgraduate departments are working on the subject and it is being taught in Australia at primary education level."In Australian universities, after theoretical studies, students are given real-time problems of the industry to work on and come up with possible solutions that makes their education relevant to the market and enables them to…Read More

Rs 400m invested by setting 13 modern dairy farms

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) has facilitated Rs 400 million investment in the current year by establishing 13 modern dairy farms in the private sector, running successfully under the environmentally controlled shed systems."Modern technologies with cows imported from Sweden are being looked after as per international standards at these farms where the milk production could be increased further by providing more training to the farm…Read More

USAID assists 17 mango farms get export chit

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The US Agency for International Development’s farms project has successfully assisted 17 mango farms from Punjab and Sindh and attained the renowned Global Good Agriculture Practices (GlobalGap) certification, with a target to complete assistance to a total of 29 farms by the end of the year.GlobalGap is a set of international standards for the certification of agricultural production processes, primarily designed to reassure consumers in the world market about the production…Read More

$133m arranged to build 100MW wind farms

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Wind developers in Pakistan have raised $133 million in finance needed to press on with 100MW of capacity in the country.The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Asian Development Bank, plus a consortium of local institutions, arranged the transaction under the Islamic finance terms.The deal will allow co-developers the Fauji Foundation and Tapal Group to build two wind farms in Sindh.The country’s National Transmission and Distribution Company (NTDC) has signed long-term…Read More

Thai firm to set up halal meat farms at UAF

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: CP Group, an agri-business giant of Thailand, which has investments in 14 countries, has planned to invest and set up state-of-the-art animal feed, hatchery and halal meat farms in the city.A delegation of the company has recently visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and held a meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad. They also examined four sites of the university for preparing a feasibility for establishing livestock farms there.Khun Notthakrit Sivarsi,…Read More

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