Recent trends of maize production




Maize is the 3rd important cereal crop after wheat and rice in Pakistan. It has covered 1.14 million ha area in Pakistan according to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in 2013. Maize cultivation trend is now increasing and projected to increase in future. According to a report, Punjab contributes 38 per cent with 30 per cent total grain production. KPK (Khyber pakhtunkhwa) accounts for 57 per cent of total area and 68 per cent of total production. Though not included in Pakistan

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MAB-UNESCO Programme and Recent updates from perspective of Pakistan

By Rizvana KhanTHE MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Programme is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme providing a platform for the enhancement of the relationships between people and their environment on scientific basis. It was established under the umbrella of UNESCO in early 1970s with main secretariat in Paris. This interdisciplinary programme is based on research targeting ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity loss and the reduction of this loss.MAB supports novel ideas

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3rd Intel Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent advances and challenges

By Prof. Dr. Saadat Anwar SiddiqiTHE INTERDISCIPLINARY Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, in collaboration with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, DOST, King Edward Medical University, and De’mont Morency College of Dentistry, organized the 3rd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent advances and Challenges (18-20th of December 2012) in Lahore. In addition to the symposium, training workshops

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Livestock sector in Pakistan: Recent trends and progress

Farhan Ali and Dr M Jassar AftabLIVESTOCK SECTOR occupies a unique position in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. It also plays an important role in the rural economy as supplementing family incomes and generating gainful employment in the rural population, particularly among the landless labourers, small and marginal farmers and women. About 30-35 million rural population is engaged in livestock raising, having household holdings of 2-3 cattle/buffalo and 5-6 sheep/goat per family

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