SBP governor stresses technology utilisation for agricultural productivity

Banks urged to enhance their outreach in terms of agricultural infrastructure by hiring agriculture credit officersKARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq...

Consecutive rain spells to enhance production of bumper crops

'Due to favourable weather conditions, bumper wheat output of over 25.5 million tonnes is expected during the current seasonISLAMABAD: The consecutive rain spells that...

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops: study

KATHMANDU: At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, disrupting river...

Price of Urea bag likely to be reduced by Rs200

ISLAMABAD: As the federal cabinet has reduced 50pc Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) for eight sectors, including the fertilizer industry, the prices of Urea, diammonium...

Three new sugarcane varieties introduced

These varieties will give 40pc more yield and require 30pc less water to complete the growth cycleFAISALABAD: Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) has introduced...

Govt urged to help traders export potatoes to China

ISLAMABAD: As China has reportedly agreed to initiate the process of potato import from Pakistan after the latter fulfilled the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements,...

ECC seeks revenue impact of withdrawal of duties on cotton imports

ISLAMABAD: As the government is already facing a revenue shortfall of Rs125 billion during the past six months due to the relaxation of taxes...

LCCI demands facilitation for potato exports

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has demanded the government to facilitate the exports of potato as the present state of potato growers...

‘Horticulture export can fetch $2.5bn in five years’

PFVA patron-in-chief says introduction of drip irrigation system can save water wastage equivalent to the capacity of two damsISLAMABAD: Horticulture export could be enhanced...

Rs5,000 per acre subsidy announced for sunflower farmers

The government has announced a Rs5,000 per acre subsidy for sunflower farmers to meet the growing demand of edible oil in the country.Punjab Agriculture...

Steps taken to achieve 15 million bales of cotton production: Minister

In a statement, the minister said Pakistan Central Cotton Committee has developed good varieties of high-quality seeds and introduced production technology that best suits with changing the environment.

Agricultural production can be improved through mechanized farming: President Alvi

Khusro Bakhtyar said that the government was committed to promoting the agriculture sector.

No ban, no duty on potato export

The total requirement for potato is 3.75 million tonne in Pakistan and expected yield is 4.2 million tonne

Absence of crop zoning hampering cotton production, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Senate's Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Wednesday was informed that owing to the absence of appropriate crop zoning in the country,...

PARC becomes ‘white elephant’?

Ministry of National Food Security and Research declines additional funds worth Rs1.32 billion for PARC

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