Tag: adoption

Adoption of scientific knowledge and appropriate technologies is key to success: Dr. Ashraf

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article image Dr. Muhammad Ashraf was the predecessor Chairman of Pakistan Science Foundation (2015-2018). He believed in non-formal education for the development of science and technology and applied research. He developed a strong partnership among academia-industry, public-private sector, and other members of the civil society which are fundamental prerequisites for promoting science in the country. In an […]…Read More

WEBINAR: Improving Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

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article image Join the webinar on ‘Improving Adoption Of Climate Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’ taking place on Wednesday, 17th January at 10.00 BST (GMT +1) / 13.00 EDT. To register your participation, click here. David Del Conte, Deputy Head of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Noelle O’Brien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) will offer […]…Read More

Stakeholders for early adoption of livestock breeding act

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Stakeholders from public and private sectors at a consultative meeting in the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore have called for early adoption of Punjab Livestock Breeding Act 2014’’. VC Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Secretary Livestock Punjab Dr Aamer Ahmad and former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmad co-chaired the consultative meeting, which was organised by the UVAS in collaboration with the Livestock and Dairy Development Department…Read More

Technology adoption: Smarter phones to become inevitable

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article image The rollout of 3G technology, Hussain says, will provide a strong boost to Pakistan’s smartphone market. Since the market largely remains untapped, he says every single player will benefit from this technology. The country’s smartphone market is only 15 per cent of the mobile industry but it is growing rapidly. With a couple of operators ready to launch the service shortly after the auction of the 3G spectrum due in April this year - the demand for smartphones is likely to shoot…Read More

Brazilian model farming ideal for adoption in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad has said that the Brazilian government’s model of agriculture promotion is ideal for adoption by Pakistani farming community in order to increase production especially sugarcane in the country.He said this while addressing as chief guest at a recently concluded API’s two-day Standing Committee Meeting on Sugarcane and Rice Crops at PARC headquarters here. The meeting was arranged in collaboration of PARC.The…Read More

Biotech adoption can meet farm challenges

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Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can address challenges in agriculture by using biotechnology as globally the adoption of genetically modified crops has been a success with proven socio-economic benefits. In addition to meeting food security challenge, genetically modified/biotech crops offer multiple economic, crop management, productivity, and environmental benefits.These views were expressed by the experts of biotechnology industry while briefing a delegation of the Agricultural Journalists…Read More

Faster broadb and adoption can transform Pakistan

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article image By Naveed SirajIN THE last decade, despite IT investments in the government and enterprise segments, majority of consumers in Pakistan remains deprived of affordable computers and internet access. Pakistan has one of the lowest PC and broadband penetration rates in the world.Taking into account what we pay for computing and connectivity over a 3-year period of usage, recurring cost of broadband (i.e. the monthly service charges for broadband) is more than 60 per cent. Our ownership cost as…Read More