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FAO offer technical assistance in seed industry

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, launched a project for coordination and collaboration among key players in the sector upon request of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research because of the weakness in a seed industry of Pakistan. Pakistan has the shortage of trained human resources against the evolving technologies. […]…Read More

Modern tech urged for seed development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To strengthen national food security, Pakistan will have to adopt modern agricultural technologies, especially in terms of seed development and farming, said agriculture experts while addressing a seminar on Developing Seed in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities’ at PARC. Experts stressed upon enhancing knowledge sharing initiatives to improve strategies and future opportunities for seed development in general and the potato crop in particular. The National…Read More

Modern tech urged for seed development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: To strengthen national food security, Pakistan will have to adopt modern agricultural technologies, especially in terms of seed development and farming, said agriculture experts while addressing a seminar on 'Developing Seed in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities' at PARC. Experts stressed upon enhancing knowledge sharing initiatives to improve strategies and future opportunities for seed development in general and the potato crop in particular. The National…Read More

Punjab setting up Asias biggest fish seed hatchery

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The government of Punjab is setting up a number of fisheries and fish farms that will turn the southern region of the province into "a hub of fisheries". Work is underway on construction of the "biggest fish seed hatchery in Asia" in Rajanpur, in southwest of Punjab, said an official. To meet the requirement of fish seeds of fish farmers in Bahawalpur, the fisheries department has provided five million fish seeds for the private and public…Read More

Perspective of Camelina sativaas-an oil seed crop

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article image Pakistan is a developing country. With the increasing population, the demand for edible oil increases day by day. In Pakistan cotton sunflower, rapeseed-mustard and canola are considered as major oilseed crops. Pakistan has been constantly and chronically deficient in its production. The country produce only 30% of edible oil and about 70% of the domestic requirements are met through import. Camelina is an important oil seed crop, which have high percentage of oil contents. Its oil is…Read More

Applications, advantages of artificial seed

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article image Artificial seed is an encapsulation of somatic embryo, shoot buds or aggregates of cell or any tissues which has the ability to form a plant in in-vitro or ex vivo condition. Artificial seed is a promising technique for the propagation of transgenic plants, polyploids with elite traits on seed producing plants and plant lines that has problem in seed propagation. Artificial seed is clonal technique and it cuts short the laborious procedure of conventional recombination breeding and can…Read More

Applications and advantages of synthetic seed in agriculture

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article image ARTIFICIAL SEED is an encapsulation of somatic embryo, shoot buds or aggregates of a cell or any tissues which have the ability to form a plant in in-vitro or ex vivo condition. Artificial seed is a promising technique for the propagation of transgenic plants, polyploids with elite traits non-seed producing plants and plant lines that has a problem in seed propagation. Artificial seed is clonal technique and it cuts short the laborious procedure of conventional recombination breeding and…Read More

Boost for improved vegetables seed production in Pakistan

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article image THE VEGETABLES have good value in human food and nutrients since time immemorial. The world countries of low economy and people with low living status and poverty especially South Asian states have vegetable dietary habits hence grow and consume much more such green stuff for their food. Pakistan has greater opportunities, being a center for vegetable production and can export fresh and canned vegetables in most of the Asian countries to earn foreign exchange. At present, mostly the…Read More

UAF, SAP committed to deliberate Seed Policy

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article image STAFF REPOR FSB: The need of crystallizing of stakeholders to brainstorm on Seed related issues had become imperative especially after approval of Amended Seed Act, 2015 by govt. The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP) have formed alliance to hold Pakistan Seed Congress (PSC)’ in order to deliberate pertinent issues on Modern Seed Act, seed policy, seed storage, handling protocols, and to address the issues of researchers and professionals…Read More