ECC forms eight-member committee to evaluate wheat support price

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has formed an eight-member committee to evaluate the proposal for an increase in...

Food minister says ‘lack of expertise’ resulting in lower crop yield

ISLAMABAD: Giving a justification for the declining yield of major crops, particularly wheat and cotton, National Food Security and Research Minister Syed...

NA speaker vows to develop agri sector, protect farmers’ rights

SWABI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Saturday promised that at least half of Rs170 million allocated to Swabi district for poverty alleviation...

PARC recommends new potato, banana varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) was held at the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) on Wednesday to discuss...

Pakistan no longer under locust threat, NLCC told

ISLAMABAD: The menace of desert locusts has now been completely brought under control in the country, with the Food and Agriculture Organization...

PARC to produce two million disease-resistant potato tubers using tissue culture technology

ISLAMABAD: Tissue culture technology is being widely used for large-scale plant multiplication and gives a science-based solution for plant propagation, disease elimination...

With water scarce, Pakistan helps farmers grow more with less

LAHORE: Obaidur Rehman hoped to grow water-hungry cucumbers and capsicum peppers on land he had bought in an arid area of the...

FAO inaugurates pine nut processing unit in Diamer

CHILAS: The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), under the project 'Reversing deforestation and forest degradation in high conservation value chilogoza...

No locust found in KP, Sindh, Punjab: NLCC

ISLAMABAD: National Locust Control Centre (NLCC) said on Saturday that no pests have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab. However, locust...

PM seeks action plan to boost agriculture productivity

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a timeframe-based action plan for the medium and long-term projects to enhance agriculture...

PM directs for ensuring availability of wheat throughout the country

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has directed to ensure availability of sufficient stock of wheat in line with the requirements of...

Eight agri research centres to be established under CPEC: envoy

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said on Friday that eight agricultural research centers would be constructed as part of agricultural cooperation...

Pakistan’s tobacco exports surge 137pc YoY in July

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s tobacco exports have increased by 137.53 per cent to $2.171 million in July, the first month of fiscal year (FY)...

Minister stresses need for high yielding cotton varieties to increase crop output

ISLAMABAD: National Food Security & Research Minister Syed Fakhar Imam on Thursday stressed the need for identifying about 48,000 tonnes of verified...

CM Buzdar dismayed over delay in farmers’ facilitation

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday chaired a meeting at his office to review steps taken for the provision...