Water shortfall will impact sugarcane crop

Pakistan is facing a major water crisis during the current Kharif sowing season, which will impact the production of some key crops such as...

Cotton production rises by 10 pc

Cotton production for the year 2016-17 registered an increase in the total output of cotton rising by 10 pc to 10.7m bales, stated Cotton...

Cotton production likely to miss 2016-17 target

Domestic cotton production may decline in the 2017-18 season due to a delay in harvesting and water shortage in Sindh irrigation system. The Punjab Government...

Mango crop in Sindh shows promise

Good flowering in mango trees marks a healthy outlook for the crop in Sindh, if it is able to withstand the windstorms that usually...

18pc water shortfall in Kharif season expected, says IRSA

According to Indus River System Authority (IRSA), provinces will face 18% shortfall of water in the cultivation of different crops during Kharif season starting...

USAID, Punjab govt inaugurate Punjab Agriculture Commission’s Secretariat

USAID Pakistan Deputy Mission Director Julie Chen and Agriculture Minister Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Khan Bhabha inaugurated the Secretariat of Punjab Agriculture Commission (PAC) Thursday...

IRSA recommends provinces postpone Kharif sowing amid water drought

Pakistan is facing a major water shortage of up to 35 pc and it will delay the crop sowing in the early part of the...

ZTBL declines to decrease markup on agri loans

NBP decides to reduce its pricing by 1 pc for small farmers While country’s agriculture has been witnessing a visible reduction in crops, Zarai Taraqiati...

Iranian rice market worth $500m untapped by Pakistani exporters

Pakistan is missing the opportunity to tap a $500 million rice market in Iran even though the sanctions have been lifted, primarily because of...

Fatima Fertiliser declares Rs 1.5 EPS, up by 46pc YoY

Fatima Fertilizer (FATIMA) announced 4Q2016 consolidated earnings of Rs 1.5/share (+46pc YoY). Earnings were supported by significantly higher urea off-take, up 1.7 times due...

China can help agriculture sector against climate change effects: FPCCI

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Chairman Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad said China has done remarkable invention...

TCP issues fresh tender for exporting rice to Sri Lanka

The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has issued a fresh tender for procurement of 5,000 tons Long Grain White Rice (IRRI-6) for export to Sri...

Govt releases Rs301.7b agri credit during first half of FY2016-17

The government has disbursed Rs301.7b agriculture credit during the first half of FY2016-17 through various banks and financial institutions against a target of Rs700b set...

NPLs fall in the last quarter of CY2016

  Non-performing loans (NPLs) went down in the last quarter of the calendar year 2016 while small and medium enterprises (SMEs) continued to have the...

Govt allocates Rs27.96b as fertilizer subsidy

Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan Friday told the Senate that the government allocated Rs 27.96 billion in the current budget...

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