Government Committed to Develop Agriculture for Food Security

Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that a progressive approach is being promoted to enhance agricultural productivity which is vital for food security in the country. The provincial minister said this while addressing a seminar on development, poverty rate, and food security, organized by Government College University, Lahore, on Thursday. He said…

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Government Bringing New Age Agriculture Technologies to Enhance Farming Quality

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema Monday said that the government was introducing new-age technologies to improve farming quality and bringing the agriculture products at par with the international standard to increase the exports of the country. “We are educating farmers to use the modern technology which will save…

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Food Safety Essential to Tap Global Market

Pakistan has immense potential in the food business and can capture the world market by adopting safety requirements and meeting global standards. These views were expressed by speakers at a virtual event on Monday to mark World Food Safety Day. Experts, on the occasion, said that safe food contributes to a healthy life, a healthy…

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Pakistan-China Cooperation in Sugar Industry to Bring ‘Sweet Revolution’

Pakistan and China can produce high-grade sugar in abundance and export it across the world, said Dr. Gu Wenliang, Agricultural Commissioner of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, according to China Economic Net (CEN). “Sugarcane cooperation between China and Pakistan will bring sweet revolution, and will literally turn the friendship between the two nations sweeter than…

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Enabling Strategies for Developing Pakistan’s Agriculture

A recent report, jointly prepared by experts from Victoria University in Australia and leading government officials in Pakistan, take such a strategic view. It identifies smallholder agriculture as a pivotal sector for Pakistan, arguing the comprehensive initiatives to assist smallholders could have major flow-on economic and social impacts. The starting point is that while the…

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Minister Suggests Reforms to Improve Farm Yield

Food Security Minister Syed Fakhar Imam has suggested a raft of interventions such as seed sector reform, digital subsidiary management, water efficiency, farmers’ access to credit, and restructuring research institutions to improve productivity and bridge the yield gap. Imam gave a detailed presentation on agriculture to the Economic Advisory Council meeting chaired by Finance Minister…

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