Government Committed to Develop Agriculture for Food Security

Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that a progressive approach is being promoted to enhance agricultural productivity which is vital for food security in the country. The provincial minister said this while addressing a seminar on development, poverty rate, and food security, organized by Government College University, Lahore, on Thursday. He said the present government made the provincial budget with a different philosophy and inclusive growth instead…

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Revival of Agriculture Sector Putting Positive Impact on Economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that owing to the measures taken by the present government for the revival of the agriculture sector, small farmers got due dividends of their produce which besides improving their livelihoods were also putting a positive impact on the country’s economy. He expressed satisfaction over the steps taken for the revival of the agriculture sector in the country and said that all resources were being utilized…

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PARC Opens First Potato Tissue Culture Laboratory at Chilas

PARC has been able to increase the production of disease-free potato seeds through tissue culture technique as per the capacity of its cold storage, after which for the first time in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chilas a potato tissue culture laboratory has been set up to provide disease-free potato seeds to the farmers so that the farmers can become self-sufficient and economically stable by getting maximum potato production in less time, this…

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PAEC Grows Soybean Lines for Spring, Autumn Cultivation

In a statement, PAEC spokesperson Shahid Riaz Khan said we have developed soybean lines that can be grown both in spring and autumn. On this great achievement, Chairman PAEC Muhammad Naeem has congratulated the agricultural scientists, technologists, and technicians of PAEC for this commendable work in the agri-sector, he said, adding in a recent visit to the experimental fields at the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Nuclear…

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Government Bringing New Age Agriculture Technologies to Enhance Farming Quality

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema Monday said that the government was introducing new-age technologies to improve farming quality and bringing the agriculture products at par with the international standard to increase the exports of the country. “We are educating farmers to use the modern technology which will save precious time and increase per-acre yield with low labor cost”, he added. “The government’s direction…

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Food Safety Essential to Tap Global Market

Pakistan has immense potential in the food business and can capture the world market by adopting safety requirements and meeting global standards. These views were expressed by speakers at a virtual event on Monday to mark World Food Safety Day. Experts, on the occasion, said that safe food contributes to a healthy life, a healthy economy, a healthy planet, and a healthy future. They stressed the need for local actions…

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Government Plans to Incentivize Cotton Growers to Improve Production

The sowing of cotton has registered a significant increase this year in South Punjab compared to last year due to the incentives of the Punjab government, said an official of the Punjab Agriculture Department. Talking to APP, he said it was heartening to note that the farmers were taking a keen interest in sowing cotton this year compared to last year. “Reports of cotton crop sowing were pouring in from…

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Pakistan-China Cooperation in Sugar Industry to Bring ‘Sweet Revolution’

Pakistan and China can produce high-grade sugar in abundance and export it across the world, said Dr. Gu Wenliang, Agricultural Commissioner of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, according to China Economic Net (CEN). “Sugarcane cooperation between China and Pakistan will bring sweet revolution, and will literally turn the friendship between the two nations sweeter than honey,” he remarked. Dr. Gu Wenliang was speaking at the “China-Pakistan Sugarcane Industry Cooperation and…

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Enabling Strategies for Developing Pakistan’s Agriculture

A recent report, jointly prepared by experts from Victoria University in Australia and leading government officials in Pakistan, take such a strategic view. It identifies smallholder agriculture as a pivotal sector for Pakistan, arguing the comprehensive initiatives to assist smallholders could have major flow-on economic and social impacts. The starting point is that while the global economy experienced a major economic transformation between 1990 and 2015, Pakistan’s economy remained basically…

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Minister Suggests Reforms to Improve Farm Yield

Food Security Minister Syed Fakhar Imam has suggested a raft of interventions such as seed sector reform, digital subsidiary management, water efficiency, farmers’ access to credit, and restructuring research institutions to improve productivity and bridge the yield gap. Imam gave a detailed presentation on agriculture to the Economic Advisory Council meeting chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. He expressed his joy that the agriculture sector, which had been neglected by…

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