Food legumes production requires innovative strategies




Staff Report FSD: An international seminar on "Innovative strategies for enhancing production of food legumes" was held recently in Faisalabad. The objectives of the seminar were to identify, assess and find out ways for opting innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of production of food legumes in Pakistan.

University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) organized the seminar in which considerable number of delegates, agriculture and food scientists,

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Innovative strategies a must to escalate food legumes production


Staff Report FSD:An international seminar on "Innovative strategies for enhancing production of food legumes" was held recently in Faisalabad. The objectives of the seminar were to identify, assess and find out ways for opting innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of production of food legumes in Pakistan.

University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) organized the seminar in which considerable number of delegates, agriculture and food scientists,

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Saline agriculture impression in soils and its management strategies




AGRICULTURAL productivity is severely affected by soil salinity because salt levels are harmful to plant growth. Estimates show that at present about 20 per cent of the irrigated land in the world is affected by salinity. The loss of cultivable land due to salinity is likely to increase over the next 20 years. At present, there are nearly 954 million hectares of saline soils on the earth’s surface. All these salt affected soils are distributed throughout the world.

The total

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Impacts of climate change on crop production in Pakistan, future challenges and mitigation strategies




CLIMATE change is a rising issue of agriculture that has a direct impact on crops productivity. Since 4.5 billion years of earth’s formation, its climate has been constantly changing, but these changes mostly occur on two scales i.e. astronomical and geological, and are too slow to observe on a human scale. Climate change is associated directly or indirectly to human activities that alter the global atmospheric composition, which in addition to natural climate variability observed over

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Strategies to minimise post-weaning stress




Agriculture is the back bone in the economy of Pakistan. It contributes about 21% in the national GDP with the major share of livestock about 55.1% in the agriculture value added and 11.6% in the national GDP. Annual growth rate of livestock has been recorded 4%. Demand for milk and meat based protein is ever increasing in human population.
Calves are major source of replacement for any farm and every new born calf shows prospect and is supposed to enhance or sustain the flock volume.

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