PAEC Grows Soybean Lines for Spring, Autumn Cultivation

In a statement, PAEC spokesperson Shahid Riaz Khan said we have developed soybean lines that can be grown both in spring and autumn. On this great achievement, Chairman PAEC Muhammad Naeem has congratulated the agricultural scientists, technologists, and technicians of PAEC for this commendable work in the agri-sector, he said, adding in a recent visit to the experimental fields at the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Nuclear…

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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 precious time and increase per-acre yield with low labor cost”, he added. “The government’s direction…

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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 economy, a healthy planet, and a healthy future. They stressed the need for local actions…

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Government Plans to Incentivize Cotton Growers to Improve Production

The sowing of cotton has registered a significant increase this year in South Punjab compared to last year due to the incentives of the Punjab government, said an official of the Punjab Agriculture Department. Talking to APP, he said it was heartening to note that the farmers were taking a keen interest in sowing cotton this year compared to last year. “Reports of cotton crop sowing were pouring in from…

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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 honey,” he remarked. Dr. Gu Wenliang was speaking at the “China-Pakistan Sugarcane Industry Cooperation and…

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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 global economy experienced a major economic transformation between 1990 and 2015, Pakistan’s economy remained basically…

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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 Shaukat Tarin. He expressed his joy that the agriculture sector, which had been neglected by…

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Growing Waling-Waling Using the Tissue Culture Method

When growing ornamental plants, gardeners often take the natural route by growing plants from cuttings or seeds. All it takes is combining science with horticulture, and you’ve got the tissue culture method. Dominic Albis Galimba, a plant tissue culture expert, uses this method to grow the Philippine endemic orchid, waling-waling. “Through plant tissue culture, we can grow and conserve without taking the whole plant out of its natural habitat,” Galimba said. Galimba learned this method through his mentor, Raymundo…

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Prime Minister’s Agriculture Emergency Programme to Revolutionize Agri, Livestock Sectors

The federal minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam, Monday, said that encouraging the agriculture sector for quality production and value addition was an important pillar of our national strategy. Realizing the potential of agriculture and taking cognizance of the challenges related to agriculture, the present government has introduced “Prime Minister Agriculture Emergency Programme” worth Rs 277 billion to revolutionize the agriculture and livestock sectors” he said…

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Pakistan Seeks Cooperation with China to Develop Agricultural Sector, Enhance Food Security

As the agricultural sector of Pakistan is the backbone of the national economy, the country’s officials and experts believe that the enhanced cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can greatly help Pakistan modernize the sector, ensure food security and improve local people’s livelihood. Pakistan can seek Chinese help in improving production technology and product quality and expanding the sales market to increase exports to various countries, including China, one…

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