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The federal cabinet has decided to provide Rs 100 billion subsidy to agriculture sector to ameliorate the sufferings of farmers, besides issuing directives for uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers in winter. Briefing media persons after the meeting of federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Special Assistant to...
PESHAWAR: Changes in the pattern of rainfall and cold stress phenomenon have resulted in the loss of normal yields of food grains, including wheat and maize, and fruits in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in recent years. climate A report by the Climate Change Centre, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, reveals...
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has approved writing off loans owed by the farmers of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (Pata) between 2009 and 2012 by extending an existing relief package. The step has been taken on the recommendation of the Senate Standing Committee on...
LAHORE:  There is a need to promote public-private partnership in agriculture and the government is committed to improving ease of doing business and promoting the role of private sector in farming, said Punjab Minister for Irrigation and Drainage Mohsin Leghari. Speaking at a conference titled “Water Productivity in Agriculture –...
LAHORE: The practice of raising silkworms has been around for several thousand years, and this primitive method of silk production has received a brand new lifeline in Punjab.  The sericulture unit at the forest department, through interest-free financial assistance, will now help farmers increase production. According to details, the Akhuwat Foundation,...
KARACHI:  Walk down the aisles of any upscale grocery store and you’ll find a range of ‘Non-GMO’ or ‘Organic’ labels on the shelves. The demand for non-GMO foods — either certified organic or carrying ‘Non-GMO’ labels — has spiked in recent years, mainly because of widespread negative portrayal of...
BHURBAN:  There is a need to adopt innovative and latest agricultural technology coupled with implementation of good agricultural practices to tackle the issue of decreasing available farmland per person and feed the increasing mouths. food This was stressed by speakers at a two-day workshop on “Sustainable Agriculture”. Compared to 1950, global...
LAHORE: President Arif Alvi has emphasised that modern agricultural techniques of China can bring revolutionary improvement in the agriculture sector of Pakistan. chinese  Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 5th CAC Pakistan Exhibition on Thursday, the president said Pakistan wanted to take benefit of the Chinese experience in agriculture, harvesting...
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to exempt cottonseed from 5% sales tax in line with a recommendation given by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The matter is subject to final approval by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet. The Ministry of National Food Security has prepared...
KARACHI: Battered by climate change, the cotton production continues to give a gloomy picture as effects of high temperature, heavy rains and gusty winds reduced crop by around 1.814 million bales. Data released by Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA) on Monday shows cotton production up to November 15 at 6.857...

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