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IRRI and BASF team up to promote direct-seeded rice in Asia

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IRRI and BASF partnership will pave the way for research on the use of non-genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant rice. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and BASF signed three agreements, paving the way for wider dissemination and adoption of direct-seeded rice (DSR) tools and technologies. Through this partnership, the two organizations will establish a multi-stakeholder DSR Consortium and further research on ... Read More »

Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

The plant will be set up in Shinkiari, near Mansehra – Pakistan’s first tea garden where black and green tea is produced Pakistan’s brotherhood country Turkey has gifted an automatic tea-processing plant to provide support the country’s tea-growing efforts based on modern technology. According to the information, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing ... Read More »

Oxfam abd UAF aim to improve the lives of rice growers in Pakistan

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Oxfam with technical support of UAF, aims to facilitate research and conduct training programs to achieve sustainable rice production Oxfam Pakistan and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve the sustainable productivity and quality standards of Basmati rice value chain. Dr. Iqrar A. Khan, Vice Chancellor, UAF and Mr. Mohammed Qazilbash, Country Director, Oxfam Pakistan signed the MoU ... Read More »

Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds

Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds

Monsanto Pakistan informed local farmers about the importance of high-yield hybrid corn seeds Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds this year. Around 200 local farmers attended the awareness event in Allah Dino Sandh, Mitiari to learn about the benefits of high-yield hybrid seeds. The event was organized by Monsanto Pakistan at the location of their hybrid corn field ... Read More »

Pakistan aims to become self-sufficient in maize seed production

National Maize workshop Pakistan

USAID-funded Agricultural Innovation Program together with the PARC work on new affordable climate-resilient and nutrient-enriched maize ISLAMABAD – The National Maize Workshop in Islamabad was opened by the Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and the Deputy Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Julie Chen. The workshop showcases the progress of ... Read More »

Pakistan remains largest host donor to United Nation WFP for fourth consecutive year

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Pakistan donated 174,000 metric tonnes of wheat in 2016 and is the largest host donor to World Food Programme Pakistan is the largest United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) host donors worldwide for the past four years. Pakistan, increased its contributions of wheat to World Food Programme (WFP), according to the disclosed statistic from WFP authorities Pakistan contributing total 50,000 metric ... Read More »

Experts call for modern techniques to enhance Agri-production in Pakistan

Experts call for modern techniques to enhance Agri-production in Pakistan

“We need to change the cropping pattern for evolving new cropping zones in the country, according to climate and weather of the different regions of the country”, stressed Dr. Inam Ullah ISLAMABAD – Agriculture and environment experts have stressed the need for preemptive measures to adopt modern research and development methodology in order to enhance production of major crops for ... Read More »

Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Training and Information to improve Pakistan’s Agricultural Exports

Training and Information to improve Pakistan's Agricultural Exports

Pakistan currently exports approximately $585 million of fresh fruits and vegetables annually. Training programs can help increase Pakistan’s Agricultural Export ISLAMABAD – An agricultural was held in Islamabad to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand agricultural trade. The training intended to increase Pakistani exports by informing officials how to comply with international plant health standards.  Pakistan currently exports ... Read More »

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