Punjab government suggest climate Project for better crop productivity

The Punjab government has represent a five-member execution committee to effectuate work on a three-year project of “promotion of high-value agriculture through provision of climate smart technology” aimed at increasing crop and water productivity through application of modern irrigated agriculture development technologies. According to the information issued by the Punjab Agriculture department, the Punjab government…

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Seminar held to constitute awareness of food security

A three-day international conference on ‘Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Security for Poverty Alleviation in Dryland Regions’ inaugurate at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) here Wednesday. PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with UNESCO with the support of Japan Funds-in-Trust and Malaysia Funds-in-Trust organized the conference aimed at providing contingency to policymakers,…

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PABIC Hold Capacity Building Sessions with the Bio-Safety Regulators August 11-12th, 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan

The two-day event entitled, “Capacity Building Sessions with the Bio-safety Regulators”, was held in Islamabad during 11-12th, August, 2016 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. Top biotechnologists from Pakistan and other countries are participating in this International event. This event was jointly organized by the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC), Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Forman Christian…

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Pakistan Seed Council (PSC) acquiescence the two Varieties of Cotton i.e. 11BT, two non BT

On Monday 2nd May 2016 Punjab Seed Council (PSC) sanction the 11 BT and two non-BT new cotton seed varieties with two years pause due to uncertain status of the National Bio-safety Committee (NBC) after the 18th Constitutional amendment. The cotton varieties were acquiescence after a two years pause due to unclear status of NBC….

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Sindh Seed Council Sanctioned Two New Biotech Sugarcane Varieties for Commercial Cultivation

On Thursday, 14th April 2016 32nd Provincial Seed Council meeting was held at Karachi under Chairmanship of Minister for Agriculture, Government of Sindh. In this meeting, Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro, Director, National Sugar and Tropical Horticulture Research Institute (NSTHRI), Thatta propounded two new Biotech sugarcane varieties Thatta-2109 and Thatta-326 for the sanction as commercial cultivation. Both…

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Government Of Pakistan Approved Commercialization Of Biotech Crops

National Biosafety Centre (NBC) under Ministry of Climate Change hold meetings of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and National Biosafety Committee (NBC) to review long pending applications of multiple biotech crops for lab work, field trials and commercialization submitted by public and private sector institutions and companies. Eminent crops include wheat (field trials), cotton (commercialization) and corn…

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PARC Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) recommended 14 new Rice Hybrids

The Rice Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting was held on Tuesday, 9th February 2016 here at PARC Headquarters which was chaired by Dr.Ahmad Bakhsh Maher, Member (Plant Sciences) PARC and Chairman VEC. In this meeting, sixteen private seed companies were presented their rice hybrids proposals. The VEC rejected fifteen (15) rice hybrids due to poor paddy…

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Punjab Seed Council (PSC) sanction the new crops varieties

45th meeting of Punjab Seed Council (PSC) held on Thursday, 7th January, 2016 at Agriculture House, Lahore chaired by the Secretary Agriculture Muhammad Sheharyar Sultan. This meeting  was convened  for the approval of new varieties of different crops for general cultivation .In this meeting nine new varieties of different crops including three maize varieties and…

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PARC Sanctioned To Cultivate Hybrid Fodder Crops Commercially

The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting was held at PARC headquarters, in Islamabad. The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) gave consent for the commercial cultivation of two newly developed hybrid varieties of fodder crops. These two varieties were developed and tested in pilot projects before finding them feasible for large-scale cultivation, officials say. Both hybrid…

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