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...

PM seeks plan to set up farmers’ markets in Punjab, KP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has tasked the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to present an implementable plan, within 24 hours,...

Govt to roll out historic package for farmers soon: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government will soon roll out a historic package for the country's farmers. The PM...

Parliamentary body outlays seven-year agricultural growth strategy

‘The overarching objective is to achieve agriculture growth rate of 7.5pc per annum by FY2027-28 through integrated market-based value chains’

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...