Experts stress joint efforts for l and reforms, food security

STAFF REPORT IBD: Environment, agriculture and media experts at a workshop have called for making joint efforts to introduce land reforms, ensure food security and halt onslaught of corporate farming in the country by taking all stakeholders on board."The government should change its outdated mindset and come forward with a positive and farmers-friendly approach to redistribute land among peasants and provide financial backup aid to them for growing crops so that they could get their

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Scientists stress for progress in livestock

STAFF REPORT DIK: Scientists exchanged their experiences and researches at a recently held two-day science conference organised jointly by the Pakistan Association for Advancement of Science (PAAS) and the Gomal College of Veterinary Sciences.Professors and selective students from across the country participated in the 36th All Pakistan Conference’ held at the university campus.The participants exchanged their experiences and observations regarding development and growth of livestock in the

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Scientists stress more research on medicinal plants

STAFF REPORT KHI: National and international scientists at a recently held symposium have said that there is a dire need to have more research on medicinal plants as various fatal diseases can be avoided by developing effective drugs by plants.The 4-day 13th International symposium on Natural Product Chemistry was held at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU).English scientist Patrick G. Steel, Dr. Banasri Hazra of India, N. Waksman of

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Effects and heat stress tolerance studies in Cotton

By Shehzad Ahmad KangCOTTON IS a major and cash crop of Pakistan because of source of economy boost up, totally textile industry based on cotton that improve Pakistan economy and provided maximum job to human. Hirsutum is tetraploid specie which belongs to family Malvaceae and contains 2n=52 chromosomes. This specie is also known as American cotton.Global warming is the major a biotic stress that occurs due to increase in temperature that severely effecting the plant germination, vegetative and

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Scientists asked to stress on R and D

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) said the scientists through intensive agricultural research could boost the economy for self-sufficiency and food security of the country.Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Chairman, PARC while addressing the scientists on his retirement, said science based agriculture was the need of the hour. The scientists have to see the priorities for enhancing the income of the small framers who were the real people in agricultural sector developments. Senior

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Speakers stress effective steps to h and le climate change

STAFF REPORT IBD: Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average atmospheric and oceanic temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising sea level rise.These remarks were expressed by Dr. Karim Ahmed, Director of International Programmes and Board Member, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Washington, USA, while giving a special lecture on impacts of climate change on human health’ at SDPI here

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