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Land Degradation a Challenge to Modern Agriculture

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article image The disturbance of the land by natural causes like climatic changes and human activities is known as land degradation. The production capacity of the degraded land is reduced. According to an estimate up to forty percent of the world’s cultivatable agricultural land had been degraded. Land degradation has become a challenge to modern agriculture. The population of the world is increased so we have to increase per unit area production to meet their food…Read More

Mitigating floods through co-ordinated climate smart agriculture and land use patterns in Pakistan

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Pakistan has got unique geo-climatic conditions and topography descending from the world’s 2 nd highest peak in the North more than 8000 meters high to the sea level in the South which is a blessing in disguise for the gravity irrigation system and hydel power generation. But on the other end it makes the damage high when there are floods due to heavy seasonal rains or melting of glaciers and snow on the hills. The central plains of Punjab, Indus river…Read More

Concern expressed over land erosion in coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senate Standing Committee, on Planning, Development and reforms has stressed the need for resolving issues of non-conventional security threats of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. In its recent meeting, the Senate committee discussed the serious issue of sea erosion. Kareem Khawaja, on the occasion said "We need to understand the gravity of issue in the provinces which are facing serious threats of sea intrusion and land erosion". He asked…Read More

Senate receives National Agricultural Research Centre land conflict report

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A report in Senate concerning National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) was presented by Standing Committee on National Food Security. The report exhibited proposed change of 1,400 acres of land of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) by the CDA into private and business plots. Instructions the house about the discoveries of his board of trustees, an important member of the Senate SC said that the advisory group had suggested that since the CDA had not…Read More

Biochar: A vital soil amendment for degraded land

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article image LAND DEGRADATION is an emerging issue in several countries especially in Pakistan as a consequence of climatic variabilities. Land degradation is impoverishment of the land by human activities and by natural causes. The loss of arable land has been caused by a number of factors, many or most of which are tied to human development in last 2 decades. It has been grouped into five classes: water erosion, wind erosion, soil fertility decline, salinization and water logging. Water and wind…Read More

Sindh loses 3.5m acres to sea by land erosion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Nearly 3.5 million acres of agricultural land in Sindh has been eroded since 1956 and coastal districts of the province will be submerged by 2050 if immediate measures are not taken to protect the Indus Delta, experts said. "Badin, Thatta and Sajawal will be underwater by 2050 if 35 million acre feet (MAF) of water are not released from the Indus Delta," claimed Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Chairperson Ali Shah. The government should investigate the reason for the…Read More

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Farmers advised to bring saline land under cultivation

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture experts have advised farmers to employ proper techniques to bring saline or water logged areas under cultivation of crops to improve agriculture production. "Saline land covered by white material on surface usually contains greater quantity of soluble minerals and this drawback can be addressed simply by water application after two to three times deep ploughing," said agriculture spokesman in a press statement. However, for this to happen,…Read More