SBP urges banks to back climate-change hit agri sector 

LAHORE: The governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has said that banks need to lend support to the agricultural sector...

Crop Talk: From no potatoes to too many

One of Pakistan’s mightiest crops, the potato has suffered from overproduction and lack of government attention

Crop Talk: Tea’s iron grip

Tea’s dark past can only be eclipsed by its very apparent potential

Cooking oil prices are set to dip, but for how long? 

After months of soaring prices, cooking oil is expected to see a dip after the international rate for palm oil saw a...

The cotton tale

On the decline for more than a decade, Pakistani cotton just saw a brief revival. Could it be carried forward?

What’s going on with Millat?

After a very good year by its own standards, things are a little cloudy

Why we need to give crop insurance more attention

Farmers need to be incentivized and encouraged to leave traditional methods behind

Pakistan’s fertilizer subsidy conundrum

The ins and outs of how fertilizer subsidies work, and how they can be improved

Chinese agrichemical giant to set up Rs700m plant in Allama Iqbal SEZ

BEIJING: Zhengbang Agriculture Pakistan Private Limited (ZHENGBANG) has planned an investment of Rs700 million to establish an agrichemical plant in the Allama...

Minister vows cotton-specific subsidies for growers

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security and Research Minister Syed Fakhar Imam said on Wednesday that cotton growers would soon be given special incentives...

FPCCI calls for measures to enhance crop yield

'Below average production of wheat, sugar and cotton raises Pakistan's import bill by almost $2bn during Jul-Feb period'

Finance minister for speedy implementation of Agriculture Transformation Plan

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has reiterated the government's firm commitment to uplift the agriculture sector through effective and speedy...

Improved farm economics boosting sectoral earnings

Despite Covid-19 and locust attack challenges, urea sales in 2020 remained in line with the five-year average of 6m tonnes

PM Imran proposes five-point agenda to uplift agriculture in developing countries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised on global efforts to invest in sustainable agriculture infrastructure and ensure adequate and fair prices...

LHC allows growers to sell sugarcane to other provinces

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday allowed sugarcane growers to sell their crops to other provinces. Sugar mills had challenged the...