President stresses modern techniques to uplift agri sector

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed the need to adopt modern agricultural techniques with the support of China to improve the country’s agricultural sector. Addressing...

Engro suggests radical reforms to make fertiliser subsidy equitable

LAHORE: Engro Fertilizers has urged the government to focus on creating a smart, pointed subsidy system for fertilisers that would benefit agriculturists most in...

Japan committed to developing Pakistan’s agro-industry: envoy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Japan are looking to increase bilateral cooperation in the agricultural-based industry and value addition, as the latter has already announced a grant...

ZTBL to issue loans for Rabi crops from 15th

FAISALABAD: Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) will start issuing agri loans for Rabi crops under its one-window operation system from October 15th. A ZTBL spokesman...

Govt assures cotton growers of fair prices

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Thursday that there was an unprecedented focus on the growth...

Govt urged to launch micro-credit schemes for small farmers

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) President Ahmed Hassan Moughal said on Saturday that despite being an agricultural country, Pakistan remained unable to...

Agri credit outreach grows 8pc to 4m farmers

ISLAMABAD: The agricultural credit outreach in the country during the financial year 2018-19 (FY19) recorded a growth of about 8pc, as 4.01 million farmers...

Japan to provide $5m for agro-industry development

The Japanese government has announced a grant of around 560 million Japanese Yen (approximately $5 million) for a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)...

Import of agricultural machinery surges 8.73pc in FY19

ISLAMABAD: The import of agricultural machinery into the country during the financial year 2018-19 witnessed an increase of 8.73pc, as compared the corresponding period of...

Cotton sowing increases by 14pc YoY

ISLAMABAD: The cultivation of cotton during the current sowing season has witnessed 14 per cent growth as compared to the corresponding period of last...

Saudi Arabia to start next phase of flour mill privatization

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer SAGO said it will start the next phase of the sale of its flour mills on Wednesday, which...

WB team visits LCCI to think up ways for agri development

LAHORE: A four-member of the World Bank's Strengthening Markets for Agriculture & Rural Transformation in Punjab (SMART) programme called on Lahore Chamber of Commerce...

PM’s aide chairs Fertilizer Review Committee, discusses measures for farmers’ uplift

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood chaired a meeting of the Fertilizer Review Committee (FRC) to deliberate on...

Govt envisions increasing rice exports to $5bn: Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood said on Tuesday that the incumbent government has envisioned increasing rice exports...

Fertiliser prices likely to increase by Rs100 per bag

‘Govt cannot take fertiliser as a standalone case and if subsidy is given to one sector, others will demand the same too’

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