Agricultural cooperation with China to be enhanced under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Planning, Development and Reform Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said on Wednesday that the government was focused on developing the agriculture sector on modern lines...

ECC approves immediate import of 100,000 tonnes of urea

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Sugar rush fades for Indian farmers ahead of vote

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Govt to install three olive extraction mills, six mobile units

'Olive extraction mills and mobile units will be installed during the next crop season under public-private partnership'ISLAMABAD: The government is set to install three...

SCA urges govt to control price of agricultural inputs

HYDERABAD: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture (SCA), a leading farmers’ lobbying group urged the Federal Government to control the price of the agricultural inputs...

Pakistan, FAO sign accord to promote livestock, dairy sectors

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on Thursday joined hands to take concrete...

Buzdar vows to develop agri sector, protect farmers’ rights

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Saturday that the provincial government has set agricultural development and prosperity of farmers as its...

Bayer faces second trial over alleged Roundup cancer risk

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PM’s aide calls for comprehensive policy on agriculture

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Coordination Nadeem Afzal Chan said on Thursday that parliamentarians must raise their voice for the rights of...

Minister stresses need to promote olive cultivation in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security and Research Minister Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan said on Tuesday that promotion of olive cultivation would not only help Pakistan save precious...

Chinese envoy meets PM; says next CPEC stage to focus on investing, buying more from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Yao Jing met Prime Minister Imran Khan on  Thursday and said the next stage of China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

Dawood lauds WB’s contribution in Pakistan, seeks further assistance

ISLAMABAD: World Bank has played an important role in modernising and supporting various development initiatives in Pakistan, said Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce...

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...

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