Government to provide support to Basmati growers

Islamabad ,Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that agriculture is the backbone of the country’s economy and the government is taking steps to provide support to this important sector. He was chairing a meeting regarding procurement [...]

Small farmers stage protest demonstration

SIALKOT ,Scores of the paddy growers and small farmers Saturday staged a protest demonstration in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial , Pasrur, Badiana , Chawinda and surrounding areas against the low prices of paddy drops , what they called `exploitation` [...]

Pakistan’s Seed Industry Experts Discuss New Policy to Revive the Industry

Islamabad ,The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) presented a draft policy for Pakistan’s Seed Industry on Thursday at a workshop organized with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [...]

Bosan for promotion of cotton sector in the country

Islamabad ,Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) stressed on the need to develop comprehensive policy guidelines for attaining sustainable growth and value addition of cotton [...]

Bosan stresses agriculture related research

Islamabad , Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has stressed on intensifying agriculture-related research efforts in order to adequately address challenges facing the agriculture sector. He [...]

Govt asked taking notice of conspiracy to limit GI of Basmati rice

Karachi, The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the Secretary Ministry of Commerce (MINCOM) to take serious notice of the statement and propagation of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority [...]

Agriculture sector fall victim to ignorance

KARACHI, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s President Muhammad Haroon Agar has stated that agriculture is much neglected sector which needs immediate attention by the government to bring reforms, establish seed banks and research [...]

Agri credit disbursement surges by 15.49%

KARACHI, Agricultural credit disbursement by banks surged by 15.49 percent on year-on-year basis to Rs 294.53 billion in eleven months (July-May, FY 2013) of the current fiscal year (2012-13). In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to the [...]

Delay in release of canal water to hit paddy crop in upper Sindh

Naudero, Sindh, Five districts of Larkana division are suffering from acute irrigational water shortage besides neighboring Usta Muhammad area of Balochistan. These districts include Larkana, Kambar-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Kandhkot–Kashmore [...]

FMPAC confident PML-N will improve agriculture sector

Lahore,  Fertiliser Manufacturers Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) has congratulated PMLN and its leadership Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for securing the majority in election and hoped that PMLN Government would [...]

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