Tag: agriculture

Agriculture should have seen as system, not merely five crops

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Without having any doubt, one can easily say that agriculture sector of Pakistan consistently playing a central role in the Pakistan’s economy with key impact on the socio-economic set-up. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy as it accounts for over 21 percent of GDP, while employing 45 percent of the country’s labor force. Agriculture […]…Read More

Pakistan, Uzbekistan signed agreement for cooperation in agriculture

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Pakistan and Uzbekistan consented to enhance bilateral cooperation. For their development under the agreement, both countries will share expertise in agriculture and livestock. Furkat A Sidikov Uzbekistan Ambassador to Pakistan and Yousuf Zafar Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has signed the agreement in a meeting recently. The ambassador also visited the National Agricultural Research […]…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

Drone technology revolutionizing agriculture of Punjab

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Unmanned Air Vehicle drone technology in agriculture sector is being used for the application of pesticides on crops, monitoring weeds, pests, and nutritional deficiencies after getting permission from Punjab government. The drone can now be used across the Pakistan that can really minimize the massive financial losses faced by the Pakistani agriculture. The drones you […]…Read More

Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress 8-9 May 2018 Nairobi, Kenya

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article image The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is taking place on 6-7 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Congress will bring together senior representatives from ministries of agriculture, heads of key agri-related public institutions, UN agencies, agricultural firms, NGOs, farm associations, agriculture research and development institutes, investors, donors and the private sector to look at innovations, […]…Read More

Role of Genetically Modified Food (GMF) In Sustainable Agriculture worldwide

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article image A GM food is one that has sequences of DNA from another organism inserted into its genome in order to get a desired phenotype.   The definition of GM foods may also include foods that have an a deleted gene, foods such as cheese that are made from enzymes that are from a genetically modified organism, […]…Read More

WB’s SMART project reforming agriculture in Punjab

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SMART project will shift PKR 55 billion i.e, about $520 million a year is currently spent on inefficient and ineffective subsidies towards ‘SMART’ input subsidies for small farmers, agricultural research, and farmers’ training World Bank for modernizing agriculture in Punjab has approved for $300 million funding. Punjab will be provided $300 million funds to raise […]…Read More

Bioinformatics its role & applications in agriculture & other disciplines

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article image Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary area of the science composed of biology, mathematics and computer science. Bioinformatics has come out as a tool to smoothing the ways for biological discoveries. With the development of Human Genome Project, the data of biology increased fabulously and marvellously. The ability to process, manage, capture, interpret and analyze data became […]…Read More

Applications of genomics approaches to agriculture

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article image Agriculture is the primary means of meeting the nutritional needs of the world’s population. The projected growth in population from the current 6 billion to 9–10 billion within 50 years will put enormous strains on the world’s food supply. At present, approximately 800 million people are malnourished. In the past, improvements in agriculture through the […]…Read More