Biotech in Pakistan reached an all-time high in 2017

According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Pakistan has achieved a 96 percent adoption rate of Bt cotton, or 3 million hectares of the national total area planted to cotton which was 3.11 million hectares. Around 725,000 smallholder cotton farmers in Pakistan planted and benefitted from Bt cotton in 2017. It…

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Sino-Pak conference on cotton from 26th

‘Innovation in Cotton and Biotechnology’ a two-day Sino-Pak international conference will start on November 26 at Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA). Institute of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology in collaboration with Biotechnology Research Institute China, Bahauddin Zakariya University and Punjab government would organize the conference. MNSUA would welcome scientists from China, USA, Iran, Uzbekistan,…

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Sino-Pak hybrid rice research center opened in China

University of Karachi’s (KU) International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in joint effort with the China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) recently inaugurated SINO-Pak Hybrid Rice Research Center (SPHRRC) in China. Senior professor of (ICCBS), Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairman higher education commission and federal minister for science and technology, and Dr. Peisong…

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New variety of hybrid wheat seeds successfully developed

Agriculture scientists of the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) in alliance with Australian and the United Kingdom scientists managed to develop hybrid wheat seeds successfully and these seeds would be put on display in March-2019. Director Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC)-MNSUA, Dr. Zulfiqar told to APP. The joint venture programme was…

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Rice, sugarcane production expand in current season:Federal Committee on Agriculture

Cultivation and production targets of sugarcane and rice were achieved, whereas the production of these crops had surpassed set targets for the season 2018-19. Stated   Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)The committee met with Federal Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai in the chair and reviewed the output of Kharif…

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New rice hybrid seed will increase crop per acre yield: Chairman PARC

The international event between Pakistan and China for Training of Pakistani Professionals on Hybrid Rice Technology concluded at National Agriculture Research Center. The major goal of this effort was up skill a force on Hybrid Seed Development and seed fabrication in addition to adoption of Hybrid Rice advancement for productivity enhancement, profitability and extra surpluses…

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Rapid adoption of biotech maize in Pakistan

According to a study, it is predicted that the commercialization of biotech corn will spur the growth of maize fabrication. Similarly, it is evaluated that the rapid adoption of biotech maize in Pakistan beginning 2019 will deliver around US$1 billion additional benefits to farmers, labor, brokers, and grain use industry in the next 10-year period….

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