Tag: food

Food Insecurity and Climate Change! National & International Scenario

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article image Any substance (liquid or solid) which, when consumed provides energy for growth and development of body. Food is very crucial for humanity to live alive because it provides us the energy to grow and live stronger. Irrespective of fulfilling our dietary needs it also represents cultural values as well. Many cultures in the world hold […]…Read More

Rural urban migration threatening food securities

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Realigning policies, strategies in line with food needs of country demanded experts. Pakistan is increasing food insecure owing to a host of reasons including rural to urban migration, conversion of farmland into industrial and housing zones and low investment in the agriculture sector stated speakers at a seminar on World Food Day organized by the […]…Read More

AGRICULTURE COLLEGE QUETTA making self-sufficient food grains

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Director General Agriculture (Extension) Masood Ahmed revealed to Radio Pakistan Quetta that development work of Mirani Dam Command Area Development Project is in advance at a cost of around seven hundred million rupees. Development work of Mirani Dam Command Area Development Project is in advance and Agriculture College Quetta to be moved up to make […]…Read More

Control of Food-Borne Parasites for Improved Food Safety and Security

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As livestock is a major source of food production, growth of food animals is hampered by diseases and ultimately livestock sector is disturbed. This is particularly important because livestock sector has many roles like income generation for small handlers, source of food, energy production in the form of biogas and dung, utilization of marginal lands, […]…Read More

Pakistan to explore new markets for Global Halal Food Trade

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Pakistani government is exploring new markets with a focus on Global Halal Food Trade to export meat and dairy products. Pakistan is aiming to meaningfully increase its exports to many Muslim countries that are dependent on imported meat, according to media. The country to keep the international standards for frozen or chilled red meat is […]…Read More

PSQCA to report Senate about food items quality control

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Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology briefed about the standards developed for the packaged milk, tea whitener and powdered milk in meeting. The meeting strictly directed the Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to prepare parameters and quality control standards for package milk, tea whiteners, and powder milk and report the committee. DG PSQCA […]…Read More

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