Tag: production

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

‘Pakistan should jump to medium and high-tech production export’

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Pakistan should jump to medium and high-tech productions export from resources-based and low technology, an official said. Zuhfran Qasim, Director policy and planning at Prime Minister’s Office, Board of Investment (BoI), said while speaking at a seminar entitled as ‘CPEC Challenges and Opportunities’ that exports of Pakistan are 80% resources-based. An interactive session that was […]…Read More

Safe food production from contaminated soils

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article image WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for…Read More

Sericulture- An Art and Science of Silk Production

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In developing countries like Pakistan reduction of rural poverty is a paramount goal. According to World Bank estimate more than 70% poor people live in rural areas. Various strategies have been pursued to address this concern and create new employment opportunities. The practice of sericulture is one of the important agro- based pursuits with which rural population is associated from ancient times. Sericulture industry provides direct and indirect…Read More

Climate change playing havoc with cotton production in Pakistan and affecting its economy

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article image Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year. The Ministry of Textile Industry has expressed concern over the drop in cotton production by 28 per cent during 2015-16 caused by climate change-induced phenomena. The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country’s key cash crops. Last year was the…Read More

992 scientists engaged to boost industrial production

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article image ISLAMABAD-Engineering Development Board (EDB) has engaged a team of 992 scientists in 308 fields under Industrial Research Programme to address technical issues pertaining to product design and development. The team includes professors, scientists, technologists and researchers (Ph.D and M.Phil) to conduct research and development activities in different fields which cover almost all products related to engineering, applied physics and applied chemistry. Sources at Industries and…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

Need to develop production technology of Rosemary

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Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family that is related to mint. Its Latin name, Rosmarinusofficinalis, means "dew of the sea" and rosemary is most closely associated with the cooking and treatments of different diseases. Its leaves look like flat pine-tree needles, deep green in color on top while silver-white on their underside. Rosemary is one of those wonderful herbs that make a beautiful ornamental plant as well as a welcome culinary…Read More

Pakistan needs to increase food production by 40-50pc

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Agriculture and water experts have stressed the need to take immediate measures to achieve water and food security in the country, saying that production should be increased by 40-50 per cent to cater to the ever-growing population. "Pakistan has to increase food production by 40-50 per cent to meet the needs of a projected population of 221 million by 2025," said experts, addressing participants at a workshop titled Technical Assistance: Balochistan Water…Read More

Pakistan enjoys potential in citrus production

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan enjoys a huge potential in citrus production and the government is making all out efforts to enhance citrus productivity and quality.Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said this while chairing a meeting of committee constituted by the Prime Minister on citrus development. The participants had a detailed discussion on the composition of citrus development board.It is expected that the committee would suggest the…Read More