Parliamentary panel stresses focus on agriculture under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Wednesday called for strengthening the agriculture sector under the CPEC framework keeping in...

Bank of Punjab, NCMCL join hands for EWR project to support farmers against storage of agri commodities

KARACHI: The Bank of Punjab (BoP) and Naymat Collateral Management Limited (NCMCL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development...

PM asks industrialists to help promote corporate farming

ISLAMABAD: Stressing the expansion of corporate farming, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday sought proposals from industrialists to modernise agriculture sector and...

Pakistan develops two new varieties of banana

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has achieved a breakthrough in banana production, as the country’s apex agricultural research institution has developed two varieties of the...

Bahawalpur farmers demand action against ‘middlemen’ hampering sugar trade

A large number of sugarcane farmers from different areas of Bahawalpur district have claimed that the district administration is not taking action...

Sugar millers to pay Punjab farmers 11pc mark-up on delayed payments

LAHORE: In order to put an end to farmers' exploitation and ensure timely payments of their harvest, Punjab Cane Commissioner Muhammad Zaman Wattoo...

Wheat support price increased to Rs1,650

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday enhanced wheat support price to Rs1,650 per 40kg for the next crop. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC)...

ECC approves ‘PM’s package for Rabi crops’ to facilitate farmers

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the ‘Prime Minister's Package for Rabi Crops, especially Wheat’. The decision was made in a...

ECC forms eight-member committee to evaluate wheat support price

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has formed an eight-member committee to evaluate the proposal for an increase in...

Food minister says ‘lack of expertise’ resulting in lower crop yield

ISLAMABAD: Giving a justification for the declining yield of major crops, particularly wheat and cotton, National Food Security and Research Minister Syed...

NA speaker vows to develop agri sector, protect farmers’ rights

SWABI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Saturday promised that at least half of Rs170 million allocated to Swabi district for poverty alleviation...

PARC recommends new potato, banana varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) was held at the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Wednesday to discuss...

Pakistan no longer under locust threat, NLCC told

ISLAMABAD: The menace of desert locusts has now been completely brought under control in the country, with the Food and Agriculture Organization...

PARC to produce two million disease-resistant potato tubers using tissue culture technology

ISLAMABAD: Tissue culture technology is being widely used for large-scale plant multiplication and gives a science-based solution for plant propagation, disease elimination...

With water scarce, Pakistan helps farmers grow more with less

LAHORE: Obaidur Rehman hoped to grow water-hungry cucumbers and capsicum peppers on land he had bought in an arid area of the...