Tag: fruits

Rocketed should be the production of minor fruits

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article image Pakistan consists of different varieties of soil, highly fertile land and better climatic conditions which make it propitious for vegetables, fruits and other different crops production. Mostly, our country is rich in production of high valued fruits and vegetables. The climatic conditions ranges within Pakistan generally are tropical to temperate which allow growing of 21 […]…Read More

Are Fruits and Vegetables in Pakistan high in Pesticide residue levels?

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Fresh-cut residue free fruits and vegetables also named as ready-to-use or ready-to-eat represent an important and rapidly expanding food segment and of great interest for growers, processors, retailers and consumers. However a large proportion of our daily food is contaminated with pesticides. Fruits and vegetables are facing numerous challenges in the form of insect pests, […]…Read More

Pak-China agree for cooperation in R&D of tropical & sub-tropical fruits

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan gives high priority to China for collaboration in various sectors including for the development of agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in the South Asia region. PARC also gives importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub-tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management. This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) while presiding over a meeting with four members Chinese…Read More

Govt to set up 100 mother blocks of fruits to boost exports

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) has decided to set up 100 mother blocks of different fruits including citrus, mango and peach in the varioTus parts of the country, which would help to enhance country’s exports. "Out of 100 mother blocks of fruits, 50 blocks would be established for citrus, 40 for mango and 10 for peach in various parts of the country in order to enhance the production of these crops," said NARC Director General Azeem…Read More

Upto $7m fruits, veges export orders expected

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Around $5 to $7 million export orders for fruits and vegetable are expected before the end of 4-day 9th Expo Pakistan 2015 being held at Expo Centre Karachi. Waheed Ahmed, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Fruits and Vegetable Exports and Co-chairman All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Importers, Exporters and Merchants Association, said fruits and vegetable exports was increasing around 15 percent every year and this rate would be higher in future. Last year export…Read More

Pakistani fruits festival held in Singapor

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: For first time, Pakistani Mandarin Festival has been held in Singapore, providing an opportunity to traders to find new markets for their horticulture produce. The event was organized by the High Commission of Pakistan in Singapore in collaboration with major supermarket chains including NTUC Fairprice, Shen-xiong, Mustafa and Giant. According to a press statement received here, the HC Syed Hasan Javed, while speaking at the launching ceremony, said that…Read More

Wild edible fruits of Pakistan

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article image From the very beginning, human beings are dependent on plants for food and shelter. Therefore, a great variety of non-cultivated plants have long formed a part of diet of the humans. Fruits play a significant role in human nutrition. They are an important source of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, oils and other antioxidant compounds. The Holy Quran has described date, grape, fig, olive and pomegranate as heavenly fruits. They have cleansing effect on the blood and improve…Read More

UNIDO to set up latest fruits value addition centre

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The UNIDO will set up a state-of-the-art centre for value addition of different fruits including apple and dates in Balochistan. The decision has been taken during a recently held meeting at the University of Agriculture. A UNIDO expert said that Balochistan has significance in the production of apples, dates and grapes. But the province is losing the productivity in the shape of post harvest losses due to a lack of value addition system. ?We would establish a…Read More

PSF working to improve shelf life of fruits

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) is developing techniques of pre and post-harvest treatments of food grade chemicals to improve quality and shelf-life of different fruits, including Peach."The main objective of this project is to optimize the different concentrations of food grade chemicals for improving the fruit quality and minimizing the risk of residues," said Spokesperson PSF, Rehana Batool, while talking to media.She said that it will help to investigate…Read More