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Fata farmers hurt by ban on transportation of urea fertilizer

PESHAWAR: Ban on urea fertiliser may not have affected the bomb-making terrorist organisations as much as it has hit the agriculture sector in tribal areas where farmers are forced to use low quality smuggled urea to increase their crop produce. “The urea (fertiliser) smuggled into tribal areas from the neighbouring Afghanistan is of very bad quality and yet very expensive,” ...

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Fruit Exhibition Germany: Pakistani exporters bagged various orders

Pakistani exporters have participated in a Fruit Logistica 2017 world fruit exhibition held in Berlin, Germany and successfully acquired many orders worth of 20 lacs USD. In this international exhibition almost 16 Pakistani companies have participated and 40 Pakistani representatives have visited the fruit exhibition consisted of exporters and farmers. Owner of All Pakistan fruit and vegetable exporters&Importers association and ...

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Punjab Food Authority penalized various food points at Lahore

Punjab Food Authority has cracked down against multiple food points in Lahore who were operating without license hence charged with fine of thousands of rupees. In the supervision of Director Operations Rafia Haider, team of Punjab Food Authority raided various food points in Lahore who were selling food stuff without any license. Team has issued warning letters to 53 food ...

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The Neglected Agricultural Extension and Failure Of Agricultural Development Programmes In Pakistan

In Pakistan there are many research stations (government & Private) where the agricultural scientists are working for the development of agricultural e.g NARC, AARI, NIBGI, NAYAB, CCRI, etc etc but the main problem in the country is that the research is bounded within the four walls of the research stations and there is lack of extension facilities who takes the ...

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Climate change, agriculture and food security

Climate change is a growing threat to the agriculture sectors. The negative effects on agricultural production and livelihoods of farmers, foresters and fisher folk are already being felt in many places. They will only get worse overtime. Unless climate change is addressed, agricultural productivity will decline with serious implications for food security. Millions of low-income people will be at risk ...

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Even Deputy Commissioner failed to streamline fruits and vegetables supply to Sunday Bazars

After DCO even Deputy Commissioner failed to manage Sunday Bazars. Various vegetables including peas, capsicum, chillies and radish are unfilled at Sunday Bazars but available outside with hawkers. Although large verity of fruits was available in Sunday bazars but their prices were way higher than the recommended price list. Bazar’s administration at various places were absent and chairman/vice chairman union ...

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Protest will be triggered if explanation on import of Indian poultry feed is not been made. Abdul Karim

Lahore (Commerce Board) Pakistan poultry feed association has warned the government to brief them in detail about import of poultry feed from India, otherwise we have right to protest and will go to court. Fake resolution has tarnished the poultry industry and providing huge financial loss at large scale. Chairman of Pakistan poultry association (North Zone) Mr. Abdul Karim conducted ...

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Agriculture Department working on three fronts to improve agriculture yields.

Lahore (Commerce Reporter) Representatives of Agriculture Department working on three fronts to bring more awareness among farmers to get better yield out of their farms. Implementing the off season management formula, department has initiated Maximum Cotton Cultivation Campaign on maximum area. The second campaign is “Weed out Weed and Increase the Yield” which will begin on 20th of February this ...

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Food minister Punjab has commenced operation against Milkmen

Lahore: Punjab Food Minister participated in an operation initiated against the milkmen near Saggian Pull. They randomly examined milk quality which being supplied from Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib, outskirts of Lahore. Raids are also going on in various other cities too. In Lahore nearly 3100 liters adulterated milk has been wrecked at the spot. In Faisalabad 1225, Gujranwala 1460, Rawalpindi ...

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An integrated approach to sustainable farming

THE Sindh government’s move to set up an Agricultural Development Board is aimed at revamping provincial agriculture by removing its structural flaws and accelerating its growth to exploit emerging food export opportunities. “The board has been set up with a futuristic approach,” says a senior official of the Sindh government, referring to one of the terms of reference that talks ...

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