Opportunities Exist to Uplift Agriculture Sector

FAISALABAD: There are ample opportunities for University of Agriculture Faisalabad scientists to uplift country’s agriculture and livestock sector, thanks to highly qualified faculty and existing research facilities, said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Asif Tanveer. He was talking as chief guest at a function organized by the VC Secretariat in connection with the successful completion of…

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CPEC Significantly Improved Pakistan’s Infrastructure, Power Sector

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has showed maturity and stability of already deep high level friendship between Pakistan and China and since its launch, the flagship project has significantly improved Pakistan‘s infrastructure and power sector. “Along with these developments, human interaction between Pakistanis and Chinese has also increased, which is proving to be very helpful for people to understand each…

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First Potato Tissue Culture Lab in East and Central Africa Commissioned in Uganda

Rebecca Kadaga, was Thursday commissioned the first-ever Irish Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory in East and Central Africa. Started 20 years ago, AGT was the first Ugandan tissue culture initiative to scale up and commercialize, transforming into the biggest tissue culture laboratory in East and Central Africa. AGT has also set up 500 demonstration plots throughout…

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One Step Closer to Efficient Cannabis Production

Micropropagation is a technique used for growing large quantities of new plants from fewer “parent” plants, yielding clones with the same, predictable qualities. The cannabis industry, however, has been largely left out of this beneficial technique, because this species of plant is extremely difficult to micropropagate. Currently, the commercial cannabis industry relies on other propagation techniques, such as collecting seeds or taking carefully timed…

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Pakistan’s Silent Rice Revolution

Basmati rice now constitutes half of total 8 million national rice productions. Interestingly, basmati exports have received a battering during the period, falling to average of 0.7 million tons annually, against peak volume of million tons per annum achieved between FY07 – FY11. That means national consumption of domestically produced basmati has doubled in the…

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