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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

COMSTECH spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects in OIC region to promote S&T

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article image ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH had spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects to promote science and technology in OIC countries since 2011. According to a report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011- 16, $ 1,93,000 granted for 161 COMSTECH/TWAS projects in 16 countries, $ 1,155,004 for 92 COMSTECH-IFS programs in 24 countries and $ 47,250 were spent on six COMSTECH/WHO-EMRO in four countries. The purpose of the collaboration under COMSTECH-IFA was to…Read More

USAID trains grape farmers in Potohar region

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A training session to impart knowledge about advanced techniques amongst farmers for grape production was organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The farmers of Potwar region were familiarized with the new techniques and the ways through which they can connect to processors, merchants and exports to get maximum out of the potential benefit. Scott Hocklander, Director Economic Growth and Agriculture, USAID said, "The grape farming in…Read More

USAID trains grape farmers in Potwar region

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A training session to impart knowledge about advanced techniques amongst farmers for grape production was organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The farmers of Potwar region were familiarized with the new techniques and the ways through which they can connect to processors, merchants and exports to get maximum out of the potential benefit. Scott Hocklander, Director Economic Growth and Agriculture, USAID said, " "The grape…Read More

PODA initiates water project for Potohar region

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article image STAFF REPORT CHAKWAL: The Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) with the support of KGF Foundation has started a project to provide water supply to the people of only rain-fed Potohar region. This project is implemented among 300 rural families of village Naramughlan of the district. Under this project, rain water harvesting is done with the participation of community especially rural women for their drinking, domestic usage, livestock and food production. PODA field…Read More

Asian region needs to work more on biodiversity: Report

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: The Asina region is falling well short of achieving the various elements of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on protected areas agreed in 2010 by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, reveals a report. The Asia Protected Planet report is authored by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre in partnership with IUCN and provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of protected areas in 24 Asian countries. It shows that while there…Read More

Bahawalpur region to have veterinary university

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Bahawalpur region would have a new university named "Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences" for which the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has approved the PC-I amounting to Rs 2.395 billion. "The Punjab government has already allocated 1,000 acers of land in Bahawalpur for this new university and it is being established with the collaboration of two Turkish universities, Selcuk University’ and Ankara University’,"…Read More