Tag: Value

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

Call to promote camel milk value-chain approach

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A recently organized two-day international symposium on camel management and reproduction’ called for empowering camel farmers to promote camel milk value chain to improve source of living. Presenting recommendations, Prof. Dr. Mushtaq Memon, who came from the US, said the organising team visited camel habitat areas in Achhro Thar (White Desert) and held meetings with herders from other areas leaned that there is big potential to set up collecting points for…Read More

ICT Workshop for enhancing Agriculture Value Chains in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is imperative to achieve the goals of food security. This was stressed in a workshop on Role of ICT for enhancing Agriculture Value Chains in Pakistan’. The event was organized by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor in his inaugural speech emphasized that ICT had garnered enormous significance in various important areas of agriculture. He stressed on…Read More

ICT Workshop for enhancing Agriculture Value Chains in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT FAISALABAD: The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is imperative to achieve the goals of food security. This was stressed in a workshop on Role of ICT for enhancing Agriculture Value Chains in Pakistan’. The event was organized by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor in his inaugural speech emphasized that ICT had garnered enormous significance in various important areas of agriculture. He stressed on…Read More

Value addition of functional foods underlined

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop in connection to "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The workshop was intended to appraise numerous benefits of functional foods and indigenous herbal wealth with special context to value addition. Talking to the workshop, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that the…Read More

Value addition of herbal wealth and functional foods underlined

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop in connection to "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The workshop was intended to appraise numerous benefits of functional foods and indigenous herbal wealth with special context to value addition. Talking to the workshop, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that the…Read More

PSF introduces method to up low cost topaz value

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has kicked off a collaborative project in order to standardize the tools and techniques for adding blue colour to topaz by neutron irradiation which will increase the value of low cost topaz, abundantly available in the country.Pakistan is rich in topaz deposits and has the neutron reactors too. This meets the basic needs to change the low cost topaz to valuable blue topaz by neutron radiation."Successful experimentation has already been…Read More

Value addition of gems

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article image By Nasir M KhokharGEMS ARE of great value to everyone for their worth, colours and beauty. People believe that a specific gem, as per their zodiac sign, can change their fortune and raise them to the brilliance. All of the kings and emperors had been wearing different gems during their glories. The royal families of the world collect gems since ever. Diamonds, sapphire, ruby, emerald, aquamarine, and topaz etc have always been favorites of royalties and lords of all the times and all geological…Read More