Tag: food

Food Security Issues related to meat-borne parasites

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Communities related to global health have recognized that parasites have great influence on human economic activities, health and nutrition but unfortunately the same consideration has not been achieved by the animal parasites with the same outcomes. This is of utmost importance because almost half of the world population, particularly the poor, depend upon livestock systems […]…Read More

Food security policy ready for legislation

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Food Security Policy from the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is ready with its first draft for consultation with provincial partners and Cabinet for discussion. Dr. Yusuf Zafar Chairman PARC said during 8th Meeting of Inter Provincial Research Coordination Committee (IPARCC) occurred at PARC Headquarters in Islamabad. Dr. Yusuf Zafar explained the members of meeting […]…Read More

Experts fear termination of food security project will hit research sector

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Termination of $30 million food security project by USAID has drawn criticism from experts and stakeholders and they fear that the abrupt decision will affect the ongoing research and scholar exchange programmes in the country. They claimed the situation will badly hit the higher education sector and it will affect ties between the United States […]…Read More

Food testing laboratory in Pakistan increases export

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The Pakistani Veterinary Residue Laboratory in Faisalabad, a food laboratory supported by the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has acquired the capability to undertake latest tests to certify the safety of food. It has recently earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation, and officials expect this to contribute […]…Read More

Surety of quality vaccines for food animals

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The Center for Advanced Studies in Vaccinology & Biotechnology (CASVAB) was established in 2005 at University of Balochistan (UoB) with the funding of Higher Education Commission (HEC). The vaccine production and research in this field was a prime need of the country. The University of Balochistan has started CASVAB, as a center for higher studies […]…Read More

Pakistan needs to adopt latest technology for food security

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Farming community should be encouraged by government and facilitate them to adopt innovative and latest technology of the time for minimizing post-harvest losses and maximizing production of agriculture, said Abdul Basit President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. President LCCI stated that there are a number of reasons due to which the agriculture sector is […]…Read More

Farming module provides locally produced food all year round

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Exsilio, a Finnish enterprise, has developed a high-tech solution for cultivating salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. The solution comprises a redesigned container, where ecological local food can be cultivated efficiently. “Our solution is ideal for example for restaurants and institutional kitchens wanting to produce their own fresh ingredients. The modules also serve […]…Read More

USA donation to fulfill food and nutrition requirements in Pakistan ‘Food for Peace’

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United States of America has reported a US$ 25 million by the ‘Food for Peace’ Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and will enable WFP to go ahead with programs giving food, money, and tuition for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan. This donation will help in improving the nutrition of […]…Read More