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Govt fails to achieve olive cultivation targets

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PAKISTAN IS the biggest importer of edible oil and the economy of the country has to bear a great burden annually on import of this valuable commodity. Currently, Pakistan is third largest edible oil importer, importing 2.6 million tons. Whereas, Pakistan’s climatic conditions and monsoon-free geography can make it a leading country for olive cultivation […]…Read More

Deal inked to boost olive production in Potohar region

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During the first annual meeting of the Olive Development Group (ODG), USAID Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) and Allied Foods signed a grant to establish a mobile olive extraction unit. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Punjab established the ODG in May 2016 as part of their combined effort […]…Read More

Planting of over 300,000 Olive Trees underway in Pothohar

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article image ISLAMABAD: Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region. The aim of the Olive Valley Project is to develop the region as an olive-growing region and promote domestic olive oil production. Pothohar (also often spelled Potohar, Pothwar, Potwar) is a large plateau region in north-eastern Pakistan covering an area of 8,…Read More

Accused in olive tree scam yet to be punished

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article image ISLAMABAD: The people involved in the olive tree scam, which was unearthed earlier this year, have yet to be penalised, though the evidence clearly indicates misappropriation in the project that is worth Rs2.44 billion. The project was part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) aimed at promoting olive cultivation across the country to reduce the hefty edible oil import bill. The National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) in November last year awarded a tender to a…Read More

PARC to train women to make value-added olive products

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has embarked upon a plan to impart training to women farmers to make value added olive products by utilizing their own fruit to upraise standard of living. "To develop cottage industry in target areas, woman farmers are being trained which would play important role in poverty alleviation of respective areas", spokesman of PARC told the media in Islamabad. He said working in olive sector at this massive scale…Read More

PARC plans 50,000 olive plants by 2019

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has launched a mega olive plantation project in the country. "Olive plants would be planted at 50,000 acres of land by 2019," said acting chairman PARC, Dr. M. Azeem Khan, while talking to media in Islamabad. He also said that working in olive sector will generate huge financial impact in the development of economy and these activities would also create employment generation at larger scale and develop…Read More

PARC committed to boost indigenous olive production

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The local olive production can reduce much of the load on the national exchequer due to its import in current circumstances. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has rolled out nine new varieties of olive and plans to make them available for farmers for cultivation and multiplication. The main focus of this programme is to raise olive production in the country on commercial basis. As indicated by the sources, PARC began olive development ventures in all…Read More

PARC committed to boost indigenous olive production

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The local olive production can reduce much of the load on the national exchequer due to its import in current circumstances. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has rolled out nine new varieties of olive and plans to make them available for farmers for cultivation and multiplication. The main focus of this programme is to raise olive production in the country on commercial basis. As indicated by the sources, PARC began olive development ventures in all regions…Read More