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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 »

Pakistan needs advanced seed potato technology to boost output


Seminar on food security and the future perspectives of potato production held at Faisalabad Agricultural University by Netherlands embassy FAISALABAD (Pakistan) – Renowned Dutch agriculture expert, Romke Wustman, who is visiting Pakistan, has advised the country to ensure use of technology at all stages of potato production from seed to storage as well to improve economic benefit to farmers and other stakeholders. ... Read More »

National Biocontrol Laboratory launched by U.S. and Pakistani officials

National Biocontrol Laboratory launched by U.S. and Pakistani officials

The new laboratory is an excellent example of US, Pakistan governments and institutions working together to introduce new technologies, research capacity ISLAMABAD – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Jocelyn Brown inaugurated the National Biocontrol Laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center today.  The U.S. government provided technical assistance and equipment for the laboratory, which will ... Read More »

High-value mountain products can promote sustainable livelihoods in Himalayas

Integrated farm with fruits, vegetables and herbs, Swat valley, Pakistan

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, mountain farmers and consumers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the ... Read More »

New, high-yielding maize varieties introduced in Pakistan

Dr. Abdur Rahman Beshir explaining benefits of new hybrid maize seeds to Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at a maize field day visit at NARC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – New, high-yield maize varieties have been introduced for commercial use at a gathering of agriculture experts and farmers at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad. The new maize variety is rich in minerals and vitamins and can improve maize yield more than ten tons per hectare. It is the “first ever type of maize innovation in ... Read More »

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