Sugar mills continue to exploit farmers

--Owners claim insufficient crop for sugar production; farmers accuse mills of delay tactics LAHORE: Punjab’s powerful sugar mill owners continue to halt the production...

Local production of Fertilizer crucial for PM’s vision of ‘Making Pakistan the Food Basket for the World’

  The year 2019 ended on a high note with the Government celebrating a saving of approximately $250 million in foreign exchange that...

PM calls for measures to reduce agricultural input costs

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the officials concerned to frame a long-term policy regarding demand and supply of essential commodities,...

NA body recommends wheat support price at Rs1,400

ISLAMABAD: The Sub-Committee of the National Assembly Special Committee on Agricultural Products, after detailed deliberations, unanimously urged the government to set the minimum...

PM reaffirms support for smart subsidy

Punjab govt mulls launching 'Kissan Card' programme to ensure 'targeted subsidy for small farmers' Farmers having up to five acres of...

Pak-China JWG stresses crop productivity, technology transfer

ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Pak-China Joint Working Group (JWG) on Agriculture has agreed to focus on the vertical increase in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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