21-03-2012 07:35 AM
World Bank approves $1bn for Pakistan
The World Bank has approved about $ 1.09 billion financial aid to Pakistan for funding its two projects that would improve the country’s power s...
16-03-2012 08:24 AM
Farmers warn of protests in Islamabad
The tobacco farmers and tobacco dealers have warned to hold more protests and hunger strike camps in front of the Parliament House...
09-03-2012 07:35 AM
Record wheat crop likely
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in its current report on ’crop prospects and food situation,’ has stated that wheat producing...
02-03-2012 07:43 AM
Malaysia urged to reciprocate to balance trade
Out of total edible oil consumption Pakistan importing Malaysian palm oil worth $2 billion a year which needs to be reciprocated through import of Pak...
13-02-2012 07:34 AM
Mini dams to boost agriculture
Chief Commissioner, Islamabad, Tariq Mahmood Pirzada on Sunday reviewed the progress of ongoing agricultural projects in the rural areas of the Federa...
09-02-2012 07:38 AM
Farmers endorse gm corn
The farming community on Wednesday urged the government to approve the genetically modified (GM) corn, which is being planted successfully across the ...
11-01-2012 08:47 AM
Scientists, farmers urged to work for output
Agricultural scientists and farmers should work together for developing agricultural sector of in the country.
07-01-2012 03:19 AM
Govt asked to distribute land among farmers
Representatives of civil society have demanded of the Sindh government to distribute cultivation lands among farmers on the pattern of Punjab governme...
28-12-2011 12:51 PM
2011 worst for agriculture
The year 2011 has been termed a worst year for agriculture sector. Various stakeholders of agriculture sector have expressed...
19-12-2011 09:27 AM
Wheat output likely to fall short of target
Pakistan is likely to have a considerable reduction in wheat production this year as poor management and policies of the government...
18-12-2011 10:16 AM
Wheat exports in jeopardy
Pakistan is likely to spoil its surplus wheat in the coming season on the lack of health standard compliance to store commodity...
12-12-2011 07:34 AM
80000 acres uncultivated due to 'Saim-Thor'
Agriculture Department is facing constraint to bring over 80,000 acres land under wheat cultivation due to raising water table (Saim and Thor) in the ...
28-11-2011 09:47 AM
Farmers complete one-third sowing wheat target
Owing to highest ever input prices, farmers are reluctant in wheat sowing on large scales and still out of 22 million acres target...
24-11-2011 09:36 AM
US helps farmers get irrigation pumps
The USAID Pakistan is helping farmers replace their outdated irrigation pumps with more efficient models to reduce energy use and agricultural product...
21-11-2011 10:23 AM
Fish farmers coping with flood devastation
Despite having suffered huge losses due to the floods over the last two years, Amjad Ali Shah has no regrets about getting into fish farming business ...
14-11-2011 09:34 AM
Wheat support price to go up
The government is likely to increase wheat support price by Rs 200 per 40 kg from Rs 950 per 40 kg to Rs 1150 per 40 kg due to rising inputs cost, off...
07-11-2011 09:56 AM
Punjab govt to finance livestock farmers
Punjab government has announced to extend financial assistance for improvement in the supply chain management, enabling livestock and agricultural sec...
03-11-2011 08:52 AM
Experts discuss agri productivity in Pakistan
Members of corporate executives, agri-businessmen and government officials discussed the issues and problems being faced by the agricultural and allie...
04-10-2011 08:33 AM
US to help Pakistan fight FMD
The United States will help Pakistan fight foot and mouth disease (FMD) that affects cattle and causes losses in milk and meat production worth millio...
01-10-2011 09:43 AM
Wheat to be cultivated 650k acres in Jhang
Agriculture Department has set a target to cultivate wheat crop over 650000 acres of land in district Jhang.
13-09-2011 09:15 AM
Govt urged not to regulate poultry prices
Poultry sector stakeholders have appealed to the government not to interfere in free market and regulate the retail prices of chicken.
12-09-2011 08:30 AM
26 killed and cattle perished in Badin district
A total of 26 persons have died and 2849 cattle perished in Badin district as a result of devastating floods that paralyzed economic life of the entir...
16-08-2011 08:46 AM
Seven dams to be completed in 3 years
The construction work on seven dams, currently in full progress, will be completed in next three years for the storage and availability of water for a...
27-06-2011 06:50 AM
Bird flu control to be devolved to provinces
Among several other programmes, being run under the federal government... bird flu is also going to be devolved to provinces by the end of the outgoin...
21-06-2011 09:56 AM
Pakistan fast becoming water scarce
Pakistan is fast becoming a water scarce country as the per capita water availability has decreased to 500 percent...
03-06-2011 09:36 AM
MQM asks govt to impose agriculture tax
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination committee Deputy Convenor Dr Farooq Sattar on Thursday urged the government to impose agriculture income t...
21-04-2011 08:40 AM
Wheat procurement campaign starts in Punjab
Wheat procurement campaign has been started all across the Punjab province to procure 4.7 million tons of the commodity this year.
16-04-2011 10:12 AM
Pakistan expects over 24mt bumper wheat crop
Pakistan expects over 24 million tonnes bumper wheat crop in current season, said Food and Agriculture Ministry’s Wheat Development Commissioner...
10-04-2011 14:03 PM
Dairy farmers increase milk price
The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) is committed to keeping the fresh milk price at Rs60 per litre, whereas dairy farmers have decided to incr...
31-03-2011 09:01 AM
Khosa for modernising agriculture
Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa said on Wednesday that agriculture was backbone of the country’s economy...
28-03-2011 10:08 AM
Govt urged to review agriculture policy
The World Food Programme (WFP) maintains that there is no match between food consumption and procurement...
25-03-2011 08:56 AM
Govt claims no food security problem
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFA) on Thursday claimed that Pakistan harvested two bumper wheat crops in 2009...
21-03-2011 08:35 AM
Pakistan could lose 30% of its agriculture by 2050
Gilgit-Baltistan is losing its forest reserves at an alarming speed, participants of a conference organised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EP...
25-02-2011 07:56 AM
Pakistani beef sold at 100 stores across Malaysia
While the second consignment of beef meat from Pakistan to Malaysia is on its way, the first consignment has already hit nearly 100 Hyper market store...
16-02-2011 08:37 AM
Pakistan seeks $3bn soft loans from Japan
Pakistan has approached Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to acquire soft loans of $3 billion for purchasing Japanese electro-generating...
14-02-2011 07:33 AM
Wind power farm to be set up in Pakistan
Dawn reported that Mr Qaim Ali Shah CM of Sindh gave away the land allotment documents to the representative of Iran and Pakistan Wind Power Limited f...
08-02-2011 09:08 AM
Rains may enhance wheat production
After a long dry spell, the current rains are expected to bring a positive effect on crops...
06-02-2011 10:47 AM
Agriculture under financial scarcity
Pakistan’s difficulties are going to be much worse unless some lessons are brought home to the supercilious fools that are occupying positions i...
27-01-2011 08:31 AM
Farmers up in arms against 3.5% produce tax
Pakistani agriculturalists as well as the business community, taking a strong exception to the government for imposing 3.5 per cent withholding tax (W...
12-01-2011 14:28 PM
Govt urged to buy excess maize to stem hunger
North Rift leaders have asked the government buy maize from the region’s farmers in order to feed the starving Kenyans in the rest of the countr...
07-01-2011 07:01 AM
Govt to ensure wheat procurement
Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Nazar M. Gondal has said that the government is committed to protect the interests of the farming community...
06-01-2011 08:03 AM
Pakistan bans onion exports to India
Fearing domestic price rise of onion, Pakistan said it will stop exporting the commodity to India via land route, including through railways.
29-12-2010 06:44 AM
Punjab to auction five poultry farms
The government of Punjab has decided to pull itself out of poultry business by winding up six farms out of the nine established during 1982-85 in as m...
18-12-2010 10:08 AM
Dry weather posing threats to crops
The dry weather and prolong drought is posing devastating threats to crops in Chakwal.
17-12-2010 08:55 AM
Punjab govt reserves 3.5m tons of wheat
Pakistan’s Punjab provincial government has reserved 3.5 million metric tons of wheat to export from six local districts...
17-12-2010 08:49 AM
Land acquired for shrimps, crab farming
The government has acquired 20,000 acres land to establish crabs and shrimps farming in Thatta and Badin coastal areas.
14-12-2010 07:46 AM
88pc wheat sowing target achieved in Punjab
Punjab Agriculture Department has so far achieved 88 per cent wheat sowing target against the 16.89 million acres of land in the province.
11-12-2010 09:30 AM
Floodwaters still washing away lives in Pakistan
The world has moved on from the disaster, but in villages and camps the horror is still unfolding.
10-12-2010 07:36 AM
Vast scope for agriculture to attract investment
There is huge potential for investments in agriculture sector of Pakistan and demand for fertilizers has increased due to farmers’ awareness...
08-12-2010 09:10 AM
Over 521,000 acres land under wheat crop in Sialkot
Over 521,000 acres of land will be brought under wheat crop during the Rabi crop season in Sialkot, Daska, Pasrur and Sambrial tehsils of Sialkot dist...