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Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder

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article image The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one can predict its schedule accurately.…Read More

Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder

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article image The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one…Read More

Healthy soils stressed to tackle food security issue

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article image STAFF REPORT RWP: As Pakistan is seriously vulnerable to food security to due to multiple factors, soil scientists have a major role to play by gearing up their efforts for meeting the future challenges of fulfilling requirements of the country’s food security. This was the crux of the speakers at a three-day 16th International Congress of Soil Science recently concluded at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUER), Rawalpindi. The theme of the congress was…Read More

Coriander-a healthy food ingredient

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article image Introduction Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) comprising two species C. sativum L. 2n=22 cultivated widely in the tropics also originated here and one wild C. tordylium, belongs to the family umbelliferae similar to carrot. Generally it is known as Cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania in some countries. It is believed that coriander originated in Southern Europe and North Africa. Countries like Canada, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Bulgaria and Romania are main producers.…Read More

Organic farming is a possibility for healthy food and safe environment

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article image IT IS a farming system that focuses on production of plants/crops without using synthetic or artificial chemicals (including fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and genetically modified organisms). It works in harmony with nature rather than against it. Organic farming involves using techniques to produce good crop yields without harming the natural ecosystem or the people who live and work in it and completely relies on ecosystem management and attempts to…Read More

Healthy oceans are must for healthy planet

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article image Staff Report KHI: The World Ocean Day is celebrated each year on June 8 with the aim to create awareness amongst people about significance of oceans. This year’s theme is "Healthy oceans, healthy planet." Pakistan has now extended its authority to 350 nautical miles from the coast as the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) had unanimously approved Pakistan’s claim for the extension of outer limits of its continental shelf adding 50,000 sq…Read More

Building healthy soils for future generations

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article image The soil is the foundation of agriculture, the world community is celebrating 2015 as "International Year of Soils" and the session of General Assembly is dedicated to increase awareness of healthy soils for food security and proper function of ecosystems. This increasing awareness of world community in managing healthy, productive soils is a positive sign for the future agriculture. World is facing serious challenges of population growth, more frequent occurrence of extreme…Read More

Eating chilli: A spicy and healthy activity

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The latest world development reports indicate that the past few decades have evidenced an increase in health gains not only in developed countries, but also in the developing countries, but the situation in Pakistan remains poor. Pakistan is one of the countries which are at the alarming stage of malnutrition and 24 per cent of the country’s population is undernourished. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported 37.5 million people are not receiving proper…Read More

PTCL shows healthy results for Q1FY14

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STAFF REPORT ISB: PTCL, the largest ICT service provider in Pakistan, has announced its strong first quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. The company’s revenue during the period stood at Rs 21.1 billion and showed a significant increase of 9 per cent, with net profit standing at Rs. 3.4 billion, while gross profit was recorded at Rs. 7.6 billion. PTCL cash flows remain healthy and stable due to the consistent growth in the subscriber…Read More

Punjab govt sets up firm for healthy, cheap meat

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STAFF REPORT LHR:  The Punjab government has established Punjab Agricultural and Meat Company (Pamco) in the province in order to ensure provision of quality and hygienic meat to the citizens at affordable rates.Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said Punjab Agricultural and Meat Company (Pamco) has been established to ensure provision of quality and hygienic meat to the citizens at affordable rates. He stressed the need for "Early operationalisation of the institution has…Read More