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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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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Media’s COVID Hypocrisy; Mandatory Vaccines; Biodegradable Plastic from GM Plants

How The Media’s Hypocrisy Undermines Critical Thinking In The Age Of COVID: The same media outlets that tell you to get a COVID vaccine and reject coronavirus conspiracies will also promote organic food as a safer choice, though there is no evidence behind such a recommendation, and spread myths about the dangers of so-called “industrial…

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Pakistan’s First-Ever Research Center of Intercropping Officially Approved

ISLAMABAD: The establishment of the Pakistan National Research Centre of Intercropping (NRCI) at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) was officially approved, according to a report published by China Economic Net (CEN) on Sunday. This will be the first-ever national research center regarding intercropping technologies in Pakistan. “Before this, there was no national research center…

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Growers Encourage to Cultivate BT Cotton

Agriculture experts had advised growers to prefer the cultivation of BT cotton varieties along with 10 percent area of non-BT cotton crops to save it from pest attacks. A spokesperson for the Agriculture Extension Department said on Tuesday that the government had set a target of 200,000 acres for bringing it under cotton cultivation this…

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Soorty Inaugurate Organic Cotton Initiative in Pakistan

Soorty, a Pakistan-based vertical denim manufacturing company announced the launch of Soorty Organic Cotton Initiative, in partnership with WWF-Pakistan, and the Department of Agriculture Extension, Balochistan, based on a program that brings organic farming practices and a better way of life to farmers in the Balochistan region of Pakistan. “SOCI goes beyond just cultivating organic cotton,”…

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