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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 »

FAO and France urge to adapt agriculture to impacts of climate change

FAO and France urge to adapt agriculture to the impacts of climate change

Rome – All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, agreed FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva and French Minister for Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, warning that failure to do so would unravel recent progress made in combating world hunger. Graziano ... Read More »

Agriculture experts suggest balanced use of fertilizers for food security

A farmer casts urea fertilizer in a rice plantation on the expropriated and now redistributed farm

FAO advocates for the Right fertilizer at the Right rate at the Right time in the Right place (“4Rs”) Sahiwal (Pakistan) – To highlight the significance of balanced fertilization and soil health in sustainable agriculture and food security, a one-day workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of ... Read More »

Japan supports project for development of agricultural sector in FATA

Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, and FAO Representative, Mr. Patrick Evans, sign agreement for agricultural development in FATA.

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to implement a project worth about 5 million USD (approximately 507 million PKR) for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by H. E. ... Read More »

Ambassador of Hungary visits Islamabad Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015 to inform the members of the Chamber about Hungarian Agricultural and Food products and services that could be exported to Pakistan for the improvement of Pakistan’s food security. Hungary will also participate in the Food and Agri Asia ... Read More »

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