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Pakistan | 8 September 2016
Agriculture secretary stresses on improved research

Punjab Agriculture Secretary Muhammad Mahmood has stated that researchers should come up with viable policies for different problems faced by the agriculture sector in order to make it more profitable...


Pakistan | 1 September 2016
Pakistani farmers to be given five million smartphones

Five million smartphones will be given to farmers in Pakistan in an effort to improve knowledge of modern farming techniques, an official has said. The first phones would be delivered in October, s...


Pakistan | 14 June 2016
Saving Pakistan’s dying agriculture sector

The role of the agriculture sector in generating economic growth in Pakistan has been significant. This sector has, however, stagnated over the last two decades largely due to the government’s policie...


Pakistan | 13 June 2016
Govt sets growth target for agriculture sector at 3.5 percent for FY16-17

The government has set the agriculture sector growth target at 3.5 percent while the industrial sector's growth target has been set at 7.7 percent for the fiscal year 2016-17. According to the budg...


Pakistan | 3 June 2016
Federal govt to announce special package to boost agriculture sector

Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said that government would announce a package of special incentives in the federal budget to boost agriculture sector, a vital component of Pakista...


Pakistan | 1 June 2016
Agriculture failures fuel rural decline, unemployment

Developing urban infrastructure alone would not resolve the employment issues faced by Pakistan, where 65 percent of the population still lives in rural areas which lack not only infrastructure, but b...


Pakistan | 19 October 2015
Australia to invest $13m to support Pakistan’s farmers

The Australian government would invest $13 million under its Phase-II of the Agriculture Sector Linkages Programme (ASLP) to improve the living standards of small farmers in Pakistan. The first pha...


Pakistan | 8 September 2015
Karachi administration active against dairy farmers, finally

Karachi administration has finally become active against the dairy farmers. 11 farmers have on Monday been arrested from Bhains Colony for over-pricing milk and sent behind the bars, reported Dunya Ne...


Pakistan | 3 April 2015
Ban to change agriculture land into real-estate business demanded

There should be a proper mechanism to discourage conversion of agriculture lands into real-estate business and construction of residential and commercial facilities. Agriculture scientists on last ...


Pakistan | 17 March 2015
Pakistan's farmers find huge potato crop a curse

For Nadir Shah, potatoes have been a blessing – and also a curse. Two years ago, as increasingly extreme weather battered his wheat crop, the 34-year-old mountain farmer turned to growing potatoes,...


Pakistan | 13 February 2015
Pakistani farmers struggle to switch to solar powered pumps

Arshad Khan recently converted his diesel-operated water pump to solar energy to save money on his monthly diesel bill. He grows wheat, vegetables, peanuts and sugar-cane on his 18 hectare farm in Att...


Pakistan | 13 January 2015
Pakistani farmers oppose duty-free imports from India

Pakistani farmers are up in arms again, this time against increasing duty-free imports of agricultural commodities from India. Local farmers claim that Indian agricultural subsidy is well over $100...


Pakistan | 28 December 2014
CM vows to protect farmers’ interests

A delegation of Pakistan Kisan Ittehad, led by its central president Khalid Mehmood Khokhar, met Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday and thanked him for resolving problems of farmers...


Pakistan | 20 November 2014
Agriculture is backbone of Pakistan’s economy

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that agriculture is the backbone of the Pakistan’s economy and the government is taking steps to provide support to this important sector. He was chairing a mee...


Pakistan | 19 November 2014
Islamabad lifts ban on livestock imports

The Ministry of Commerce has lifted the ban on livestock imports from countries affected by BSE (Mad Cow Disease), turning Pakistan into a large market for many farmlands. The ever-growing corporat...


Pakistan | 3 October 2014
Dairy producers need to address careful balancing act

The dairy products producers in both developed and emerging dairy markets such as Pakistan need to address the careful balancing act required to ensure sustainable business success. Releasing 7th D...


Pakistan | 24 September 2014
Congo virus: Livestock Dept ordered to spray cattle markets

Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique on Tuesday directed the Health Department and the Livestock Department to take steps to prevent the outbreak of Congo fever. He was chairin...


Pakistan | 28 July 2014
Dairy industry cost on the rise

Facing five-day gas closure and up to 10hours daily power breakdowns, the Pakistan Dairy Association has asked the government to take measures on war footing to overcome the ongoing worst energy crisi...


Pakistan | 23 July 2014
Draft agriculture income tax law ready

A draft law to bring reforms in existing agriculture income tax collection and related laws has suggested seven tax slabs for the assessment of farm income between Rs400,000 and Rs6 million or above a...


Pakistan | 9 June 2014
Livestock, dairy farming backbone of economy, says Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that livestock and dairy farming sector is the backbone of national economy and it can be strengthened with the co-operation of private sector. H...


Pakistan | 2 June 2014
Plan afoot to ensure 100% vaccination of livestock

The Punjab Livestock and dairy development department has decided to take solid and result oriented steps to ensure 100% vaccination of livestock in the province. The effort is aimed at increasing ...


Pakistan | 28 May 2014
Pakistan soymeal imports soar, with poultry growth

Pakistan is on the verge of becoming a major importer of soymeal, thanks to the country's surging poultry production and the modernisation of its dairy industry, boosting feed demand. The country's...


Pakistan | 13 May 2014
Regulatory system urged for GM crops

The country is heading for commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops, in the absence of a strong regulatory system, trained staff and well-equipped laboratory to deal with the issues involv...


Pakistan | 17 March 2014
Investments in livestock sector can help alleviate poverty

He was speaking at a symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (FVS) at the UAF. Khan said the clinics would offer modern medical facilities for agr...


Pakistan | 17 February 2014
Damaged wheat cannot be used for human consumption

Provincial Minister for Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that damaged wheat can only be used for making animals and birds feed and it is not for human consumption. This he said while presiding o...


Pakistan | 29 December 2013
2013 worst year for poultry sector

In last 50 years, outgoing year 2013 has proved to be the worst year for poultry industry as average sale price of chicken during this calendar year remained Rs15 less than the cost of production, tra...


Pakistan | 29 October 2013
Farmers using harmful chemical fertilizers to be punished

If you are farmer and using chemical fertilizers for crops, then beware. The government has warned to take strong action against those farmers using harmful chemical fertilizers that have extensive ef...


Pakistan | 27 September 2013
Government to support poultry industry in enhancing exports

The government is committed to resolve the issues of poultry industry and enhance export of halal processed food to Muslim countries as poultry sector can play an important role in uplifting of our ec...


Pakistan | 4 September 2013
Poultry processors in hot water

The demand and production of poultry and its meat in Pakistan are on the rise primarily because of high prices of mutton and beef and people becoming cautious about consuming fatty meat. With this,...


Pakistan | 28 August 2013
Floods devastate kharif crops on 400,000 acres

Causing billions of rupees loss to the national economy, the floods have fully damaged the kharif crops on 400,000 acres in 31 districts of Punjab, it is learnt. As per the estimates of the Punjab ...