Rice-Fish Culture: Way forward to Sustainable Future


Combined cultivation of rice and fish is recognized as paddy-cum- fish culture or rizipisci-culture.

This method is as old as rice cultivation itself. However, most people of developing countries are not well aware on this culture.





History



It is said that fish culture in rice fields was launch into South-East Asia from India about 1500



years ago, where presently it is the best developed, around 1900 this type of fish culture was



begun in Madagascar

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Pakistan eyes $2 billion through rice exports


KARACHI: Pakistan is estimated to export 4.5 million tons of rice, fetching approximately $2.0 billion for the year 2016/17 as experts pin hopes on higher hybrid production as well as pro-agriculture and pro-export measures announced by the government.

The office of Global Analysis USDA has raised Pakistan’s exports forecast by 0.1 million tons to 4.5 million tons on a stronger pace of trade.

USDA projects around 20 percent larger purchases by Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan from

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VEC recommends 14 new rice hybrids




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Rice of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 14 new rice hybrids to the National Seed Council for their commercial cultivation in the country.

According to details, some of the recommended hybrids have yielded up to 106 maunds per acre.

PARC Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad said that with the addition of new recommended hybrids in the national system of the country there would be a significant

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Rice-Fish Culture and its management techniques




RICE-FISH CULTURE means growing of rice crop and fish together at the same time on the same piece of land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop in the rice field and that crop is small fish. It also includes the growing of fish and rice one after another or growing simultaneously side by side in different compartments by using the same water. This technique seems to be good for both rice and fish. In this technique, fish lives in dense rice plants and in turn fish provide

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Engro trains farmers on advanced rice-wheat farming techniques


STAFF REPORT KHI: The public and private sector agriculture enterprises a apart from focusing on innovation, RandD must also stress on imparting technical trainings at ground level intended for farmers in order to equip them with necessary skills mandatory for adapting technologies in the farms for improving the agriculture yields. Engro Foundation along with Engro Eximp Agri products held a highly informative and enriching System Productivity Innovative Rice Trainings’ project.

The

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