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PARC pledge to make Pakistan self-sufficient in agriculture

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Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are firm to make the country self-sufficient in agriculture. There is need to ensure the dissemination of innovative technology and knowledge among a farming community of the country to bring change in farmers life and agriculture development. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Federal Secretary for M/o NFSR, Islamabad on his […]…Read More

PARC innovating agriculture by training farmers

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The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) offered the farmers of rice, wheat, maize, and sugarcane crops training of soil testing, seed selection, water management and adoption of innovative technologies to enhance crop per-acre crop yield, across the country during last four years. Under Agriculture Innovation Programme (AIP) has trained about 100,000 farmers funded by USAID, […]…Read More

PARC & USAID’s review meeting on Conservation Agriculture

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The review meeting of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center also known by its Spanish abbreviation CIMMYT and USAID for two days to discuss activities related to Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Pakistan. The event partners from all over the country gathered to discuss implementation related issues and future projects along […]…Read More

PARC research activities, new innovations witnessed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB A awards held STAFF REPORT ISB: A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activi- ties of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Sta- tion at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments. The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the me- dia about agri-research and development activities being carried out at…Read More

PARC research activities, new innovations witnessed

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article image ISLAMABAD: A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activities of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Station at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments. The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the media about agri-research and development activities being carried out at these…Read More

PARC hosts workshop on bio-safety technology

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article image ISLAMABAD: A workshop on capacity building of biosafety technology was held recently at Islamabad, hosted by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council andamp; Pakistan Biotechnology Information Centre. Addressing the Workshop, the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research said that biotechnology will bring food production in the country up. He urged the need for motivation of farmers to adapt new and modern crop technology…Read More

Solar Dryer technology introduced by PARC to improve production of date farmers

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article image ISLAMABAD: The Solar-cum-Gas Fired Date Dryer to dehydrate dates developed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is said to reduce post-harvest losses and improve the quality of dates. According to details, five solar drying systems have already been installed in Khairpur and Sukkur Region of Sindh Province at Pano Aquil, Pryalo, Pir Jo Goth, Therhi and Hayyat Solangi in the date production areas of Sindh. At these sites, PARC has also conducted training sessions for local…Read More

PARC chief for equipping farmers with latest tech

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad has said that equipping growers with latest technology is vital to achieve self-sufficiency in the agriculture sector as the Council is providing food security assurance through its activities and ideas of agricultural experts. "The recent torrential rains will be beneficial for some crops. He said that prime minister has shown his keen interest for development of agriculture sector in the…Read More

PARC chief calls for agriculture diversification

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Nadeem Amjad, has called for diversification of agriculture saying it in addition to growing traditional crops, attention should also be paid towards planting other varieties as well. "Media can play its role for disseminating the results of scientists’ research to growers, which will not only increase yield but also help enhance earnings of peasants and strengthen economy," said Nadeem while…Read More

PARC chief calls for agriculture diversification

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Dr. Nadeem Amjad, has called for diversification of agriculture saying it in addition to growing traditional crops, attention should also be paid towards planting other varieties as well. "Media can play its role for disseminating the results of scientists’ research to growers, which will not only increase yield but also help enhance earnings of peasants and strengthen economy," said Nadeem while…Read More