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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World Food Day 2015 celebrated with a motif “Social Protection and Agriculture; Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”.

An event was organized by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to mark World Food Day (WFD), at National Agricultural Research Cent re (NARC)…

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U.S.-Pakistan wheat breeders’ cooperation develops unique pool of wheat genetics to fight wheat diseases

On Tuesday, 8th September, 2015; The Annual Wheat Planning and Wheat Productivity Enhancement Programme (WPEP) meeting held at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC).  The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP) has primary goal to protect and enhance the productivity of wheat in Pakistan, with particular attention to wheat rusts, which are difficult and expensive to treat with…

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Leishmaniasis can be treated with Selective Ribosome-Targeting Drug with Low Ototoxicity

In the new study, a team of researchers, led by Timor Baasov, professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel), investigated the structural basis for the targeting of leishmanial ribosomes by AGs and performed comparative testing of the potential clinical effectiveness and side-effects of new (semi-) synthetic derivatives of aminoglycoside paromomycin (PAR). In…

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Developmental Biologists Locate Source of Liver Stem Cells

The investigators at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, USA) reported in the August 5, 2015, online edition of the journal Nature  that they had identified a population of proliferating and self-renewing cells adjacent to the central vein in the liver lobule that is responsible for the generation of liver cells (hepatocytes). Working with mice, investigators traced the…

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SAARC Countries Acceded to Barter Agri- Technologies & Germ-plasm for Food Security in the Region

On Wednesday ,August 12, 2015; the meeting of the Governing Board of SAARC Agriculture Center (SAC) was held in Islamabad, at the headquarters of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), which was chaired by its Chairman, Gh. Rabani Haqiqatpal, Director Information Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Afghanistan. Among others, the meeting was attended by Member Director, Fisheries, BARC, Bangladesh,…

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Chimeric Drug Reduces Local Inflammation Without Causing General Immune Suppression

Investigators at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheba, Israel) and the University of Colorado (Boulder, USA) created the chimeric drug by fusing the N-terminal peptide of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) to IL-1R antagonist (IL-1Ra), resulting in inactive IL-1Ra. Results published in the July 8, 2015, online edition of Journal of Immunology revealed that chimeric IL-1Ra reduced IL-1–mediated…

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BELARUS JOIN HANDS WITH PAKISTAN TO SETUP AGRICULTURE MACHINERY PLANTS IN PAKISTAN

On Thursday, 30 July,2015; Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research , Skiandar Hayat khan Bosan presiding a meeting with four-member delegation of Belarus scientists along with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council(PARC) scientists at PARC, Islamabad. Belarus scientists have shown keen interest to establish agriculture industry in Pakistan to develop latest agriculture machinery with local…

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Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) Sanctioned 11 High-Yielding Rice Varieties (15/05/2015)

The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) on Rice was held at Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) headquarters under the Chairmanship of affiliate Plant Sciences Division, Dr. Muhammad Shahid Masood. In this meeting, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) sanctioned eleven (11) new high-yielding rice varieties including seven (7) hybrid and four (4) Open-Pollinated (OP) seed for cultivation…

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New Innovation: Pakistani Farmers Cultivate Perfect Potatoes on Brackish Land (15/05/2015)

On 14th April, 2015, Tuesday Netherlands Ambassador Marcel de Vink visited Depalpur, Punjab to witness the first-ever yield of salt resistant potatoes. According to a statement issued by the Dutch Embassy, ?The project is combination of Dutch agricultural innovation and Pakistani entrepreneurship. With the mutual effort of Jaffer Brothers, MetaMeta Research, Salt Farm Texel and…

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