Govt to procure record wheat worth Rs280bn: Asad Umar

'If I was a member of the monetary committee, I would have suggested a bigger cut in interest rate'
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Federal govt says no food shortage expected due to coronavirus outbreak

ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission on Thursday announced that there would be no food shortage due to coronavirus outbreak in the country as sufficient...
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SMEDA misses Feb deadline to activate fruit dehydration unit in Swat

LAHORE: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has remained unsuccessful to inaugurate in time the fruit dehydration facility for processing...
GM seed

Agri experts slam absence of policy framework for GM seeds

ISLAMABAD: Deliberating on the positives and negatives of permitting Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Pakistan, agricultural experts partaking in a moot were...
Farmers

Farmers struggle to combat devastating locust plague

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s farmers are struggling to combat the worst locust plague in nearly three decades as insect swarms decimate entire harvests in the...

NA body recommends ban on cotton import

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on Thursday recommended to impose ban on the import of cotton...
Cotton

PM approves PCCC restructuring for strengthening research

ISLAMABAD: Aiming to strengthen research in the cotton sector, the federal government decided on Tuesday to give autonomy to the Pakistan Central...

Poultry industry seeks SBP intervention amid high policy rate

LAHORE: The poultry industry on Sunday urged the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to review its policies and facilitate the private sector...
Wheat procurement

Wheat procurement in Sindh, Punjab to begin from March 5, April 5

ISLAMABAD: In order to maintain the strategic reserves of staple food as well as to facilitate the growers to sell their produces...
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Fertilizer industry may face PM’s wrath over urea prices

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown annoyance over a delay in the uniform reduction in urea prices by the fertilizer industry...
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Australia reveals new agri projects for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Australia on Tuesday announced new agricultural research projects for Pakistan in certain areas including salinity management and pulses production. The projects were...
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Australia to provide AUD1.2m for Pakistan’s rural uplift

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Affairs Division and the Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) signed on Monday a Memorandum of Subsidiary Agreement...
Pulse growers

Subsidised solar irrigation system to reduce energy cost for pulse growers

LAHORE: Punjab’s agriculture department is now accepting applications from pulse growers belonging to Thal districts, including Bhakkar, Mianwali and Layyah, for the...
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Licences of 28 mills suspended after flour crisis, LHC told

LAHORE: At least 204 mills were found involved in the wheat shortage that led to the flour crisis in the country, a...

Farmers seek insurance against Locust attacks

LAHORE: Amid countrywide locust attacks, farmers have approached the government for an increase in the scope of crop insurance scheme to provide them...