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Agri sector included in CPEC LTP to ensure sustainable economic growth

ISLAMABAD :Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz Wednesday said keeping in view the importance of agriculture in the national economy, food security and alleviation of poverty, the sector had been included as anarea of cooperation in the Long-Term Plan of China Pakistan Economic Corridor to ensure sustainable economic growth in the country. He was presiding over a meeting with a ...

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Strawberry Cultivation

Pakistan is producing a limited quantity of strawberries which are either eaten or used in preparing ice-cream, jam, jelly, pickle, cake or milk shake. The fruit fetches Rs100 to Rs120 per kg in big cities. Strawberry cultivation The wholesale price of the fruit comes down to Rs 50 per kg during the second fortnight of March when the crop production ...

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Sheep and goats

Livestock contribution to agriculture value added stood at 55.9 percent while it contributes 11.8 percent to the national GDP during 2013-14 compared to 55.5 percent and 11.9 percent during the corresponding period last year, respectively. Gross value addition of livestock has increased from Rs. 756.3 billion (2012-13) to Rs. 776.5 billion (2013-14), showing an increase of 2.7 percent as compared ...

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Punjab: Foreign companies will manufacture tractor making plants

From the investment of Uzbekistan and Belarus farmer will take cheap tractors Uzbekistan and Belarus companies will manufacture plant tractors plant in Punjab.The project aims to create competitive trend in tractor manufacturing industries and ensure the availability of tractors at farmers at low prices. Each Center is being set up with a cost of Rs. 5 crores in which the ...

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District Sangharr leading in production of cotton

District Sangharr of Sindh is leading among all districts of Pakistan in the Production of Cotton. By December 1, 2017, District Sangharr of Sindh remained at top by producing 1,361, 546 cotton bales and  in Punjab Rahim Yar Khan remained top with 964,064 bales while in the  factories of Bahawalpur reached 879,107 bales.

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Guava Production Technology

Guava (Psidium guajava L. Famly Myrtaceae) has attained commercial importance in tropics and subtropics because of its wide adaptability to varied soil and climatic conditions and as profilic bearer. Guava is believed to be originated in tropical America (Mexico to Peru). At present, it is mainly produced in South Asian countries, the Hawaiian Island, Cuba, Brazil, Pakistan and India. In ...

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How to Overcome Citrus Disease in Plants

CITRUS is one the most important fruit worldwide next to grapes in terms of area and production. Pakistan occupies 13th position among all the citrus producing countries, with an area of about 200,000 hectares (2.25 per cent of the world), and a yield of two million tons of the fruit per year. Punjab dominating in production of citrus, 64 per ...

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Select fertile Soil for the cultivation of Tarameera,Experts

Agricultural experts have instructed the farmers to select good fertile soil for the cultivation of Tarameera. Use 1 and half to 2kg seed per acre. For better production select Tarameera Selection-1. Cultivation crop by drill method and keep row to row distance 30-45cm. Depth of the seed should not be more than 2 to 4 cm. Seed must be sown ...

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Farmers should cultivate rice according to global standards, experts

Avoid use of Tricyclazol, Carbindazim and Thiophenate Methyl Agricultural experts have said that Pakistan’s Rice exporters are engaged in finding new markets around the world.Finding new markets will increase exports of Pakistani Rice.Farmers should make sure to cultivate rice according to the global standards.If agriculture departments recommendations are implemented, its quality will not be affected. The demand for agricultural rice ...

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Women Contribution in Agriculture

Rural women play a vital role in agricultural sector by working with full passion in all activities connected to crop production such as sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting as well as the post-harvest activities such as threshing, winnowing, drying, grinding and storage of the products and also participate in tasks related to livestock management. Rural women in Pakistan perform these farm ...

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