Can drip irrigation eradicate Pakistan’s water crisis and food insecurity?

To save water, the country needs to replace its age-old method of irrigating crops with improved yield and quality being tangible benefits

Food exports surge 29.28pc to over $4.797 billion

Wheat exports went up from $1.038 million to $236.339 million, showing growth of 22668 per cent

World sugar exporters ask Pakistan, India & EU to cut subsidies

Global Sugar Alliance Members have identified export subsidies and domestic price supports in excess of WTO allowances and are urging our governments to take all necessary steps to ensure (that) Pakistan and India comply with WTO rules

Urea prices increased for the third time this year

LAHORE: Yet another round of price escalation of urea has kicked off as fertiliser manufacturers have increased urea prices by Rs50 per bag, pushing...

No write-off, remissions allowed for loans from Zari Taraqiati Bank: MoF

Finance Minister Dr Shamshad AKhtar Thursday said that the Zari Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) had not filed a single criminal case against any defaulter in Balochistan.

Cotton research station to be set up at Rajanpur

Secretary Agriculture Punjab Wasif Khursheed said Friday that a cotton research station would soon be established in Rajanpur district to improve cotton crop quality and increase per acre production.

Pakistan rice exports surpassed $2 billion in FY18: Report

Rice exports dwindled in the aftermath of FY15 when they crossed $2 billion, touching $1.86 billion in FY16 and $1.61 billion in FY17

Water shortage to hit crop targets, damage agriculture industry

ISLAMABAD: Severe water shortage in Pakistan is set to hit targets of major crops threatening the livelihoods of farming communities and highlighting the issue of...

Pakistan sugar exports touch new high, fetch $474 million for national exchequer

Pakistan's sugar production recorded a decline of 7 percent during July-April of FY18, touching 6.464 million tons against 6.969 million tons in the same period of FY17

National food security ministry partners with USAID to enable agri-technology

KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) launched USAID’s 'Pakistan Agricultural...

Rice exports record $1,889b, up by 29.15pc from last year

ISLAMABAD: An increase of 29.15 per cent in rice exports was registered during 11 months of the current fiscal year as about 3.842 million...

Continuous hike in urea prices inflicting Rs30-40 billion losses to farmers

Average urea price in the country on June 13th, 2018 stood at Rs1,500 per bag compared to Rs1,250 per bag in November 2017

Punjab misses wheat procurement target, purchases 3.62 million tons

Office bearers from several farmers’ organizations have blamed the food department for not having started procurement campaign by mid-April

Water scarcity hits cotton sowing target

Chronic water shortage could mean Pakistan missing its production target of 14 million bales set for the next season

Pakistan needs to build mega dams to enhance water storage capacity

Wapda Chief recommended handing over operational control of the Kalabagh dam to Sindh to ensure its reservations were addressed about its share in water consumption

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