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45,000 acre land made cultivable in five years

Due to the water reservoirs and soil erosion controlling structures over 45,000 acres land was made cultivable in Potohar and other arid areas of Rawalpindi region said Director General Agriculture (Field) Punjab Malik Ghulam Akbar. Malik Ghulam Akbar said the construction of the mini dams and water ponds had also developed positive environmental effects. The underground water table was rising ...

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Qatar will import one million bags from Pakistan

Qatar will import one lac bags from Pakistan; Qatar’s Central Trading Committee has issued a formal tender in this regard. According to sources, in the result of Government efforts there is expectation of increase in rice exports this year from different countries. In Qatar’s private sector, rice was being imported from Pakistan in very less quantity, but now the market ...

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Acceptance of production plan of Rabi Fodder

After a few important amendments in the meeting of Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, the production plan was approved for 2019 Rabi fodder crop. Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Director Coordination Punjab Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, presiding over the meeting, said that the experiments proved that if we can increase production by making the right choice for the land to prepare it properly, ...

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FAO strengthening institutional capacities for sustainable water management

In recent years, solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) have become increasingly viable for countries as a reliable, clean-energy solution for agriculture water use, especially in areas with high-incident solar radiation. As investment costs for SPIS decrease, and governments continue to subsidize technology, SPIS are becoming an attractive option for many farmers. In rural areas, SPIS can be a means of ...

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Rain water grows better and more abundant crops compared to bore hole or river irrigation.

Rain water grows better and more abundant crops compared to bore hole or river irrigation. This can be explain scientifically. As Magnetic field breaks down minerals into smaller particles making them more bio-available to the plant cells. The bottom line results are dramatic: maximum hydration of healthy water with greater uptake of minerals results in greater yields, larger and better ...

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Political harmony key to boosting agriculture

Growth in agriculture sector tanked to 0.85pc in the current fiscal year against the target of 3.8pc, the PTI government plans to spend Rs280bn on this sector during its five-year term. The purpose is to help recover growth in agriculture with the help of provinces in whose administrative domain it falls. For FY20, an amount of Rs78.6bn has been set ...

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The delegation of Horticulture Development Company will visit Turkey on July 11

Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company will visit Turkey on 11th July for a new date market. Delegation will attend World Palm Date Expo 2019 in Turkey. The delegation included well known date Exporter and former vice president of the FPCCI, Shabnum Zafar. He said on the occasion that Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company has taken the best step ...

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Controlings Measures of CLCV, a major threat to cotton’s future

Cotton Leaf Curl Disease is among the most destroying viral catastrophe that causes tremendous loss to cotton yield particularly in Pakistan during the past 20 years.The significant vector for spreading of this sickness is white fly. So by controlling white fly, this disease can be controlled in real terms.The CLCuD can be managed by control of vector whitefly and eradication ...

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Decline in wheat and sea food exports

In wheat export, 81 percent while 4 percent decrease in sea food exports recorded. According to statistics, the volume of wheat exports during May 2019 was 1.4 billion and in May 2018, the exports were 7.6 billion. In the previous 11 months of the 2018-19 of sea food exports lasted by $ 406 million where as during the period of ...

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Recommendations to enhance production of fruits and vegetables.

Convention was organized in Sargodha, under All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters and Merchants Association, which was attended by Federal Minister National Food Security and Research, Shahzada Mohammad Sultan. The Association has presented its recommendations to the Federal Ministry’s National Food Security and Research to increase the production of fruit and vegetables, exports and millions of opportunities for employment. Wahid ...

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