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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 »

Japan creates incredible ice cream that doesn’t melt

Japan creates incredible ice cream that doesn't melt

Researchers from Kanazawa University found a way to maintain the shape of ice cream by increasing its melting point A group of Japanese scientists created incredible ice cream that won’t melt as long as it takes you to eat it. The ice cream has an extract of strawberry that keeps oil and water in the ice cream stuck together for ... Read More »

Pakistan Mango and Food Festival held in Ankara

Pakistan Mango and Food Festival held in Ankara

Pakistan Ambassador in Turkey says he wants to facilitate availability of Pakistani mangos in Turkish markets “Pakistan Mango & Food Festival” held with the aim of further popularizing Pakistani mangoes in Turkey and facilitating their availability in the Turkish market. Pakistan Embassy in Turkey organized a delicious festival celebrating Pakistani mangos in Ankara, Turkey where several varieties of mangos were ... Read More »

KFC to launch its own limited edition smartphone

KFC and Huawei with its special smartphone aim to make its 30th anniversary celebrate memorable It’s a surprising announcement that American fast food restaurant and global Chicken chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) revealed a special edition of Huawei smartphone in China. The new revealed smartphone device is in joint collaboration of Chinese electronics giant Huawei and KFC to make its 30th anniversary celebrate more memorable. KFC opened its first Chinese restaurant in November 1987, near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Now the company that operates KFC restaurants – amongst others – locally has over 7,500 stores nationwide and became world’s second-largest restaurant chain only after McDonald’s. The phone is equipped with a 5-inch LCD display panel with a resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels. Moreover, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425, Qualcomm’s mid-range system-on-chip (SoC) with the Adreno 308 GPU. In addition to it, the phone will come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash memory. However, its more premium variant will feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. Both models will sport a microSD card slot. However, both companies have not revealed any further information about this phone. “Between KFC and Huawei, one came from abroad had and settled its roots in China. The other (Huawei) originated here and later expanded its footprint globally,” Steven Li, senior vice president of KFC marketing with Yum China said. “Both brands have witnessed the rise of China in these 30 years, and both embody the spirit of the times. Our collaboration is homage to the era. The launch of the phone is also an important phase in the brand’s effort to fully digitalise the user experience and venture into into smart F&B and entertainment,” he added. Initial reports indicated that the phone in question is called the Huawei 7 Plus, though that seems to be a mistake as it looks like the recently released Enjoy 7 which is also not to be confused with the Enjoy 7 Plus, also known as the Y7 Prime in certain territories. According to the sources, only 5000 units of the special edition KFC Huawei 7 Plus will be available for sale. Users will be able to purchase the smartphone on brand’s official mobile app and also, from their e-shop on Alibaba’s TMall platform.

KFC and Huawei with its special smartphone aim to make its 30th anniversary celebrate memorably It’s a surprising announcement that American fast food restaurant and global chicken chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) revealed a special edition of Huawei smartphone in China. The new revealed smartphone device is a joint collaboration of Chinese electronics giant Huawei and KFC to make its ... 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 »

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 »

Australia helps scale up fortification initiatives in Pakistan

Australia helps scale up fortification initiatives in Pakistan

The project aims to strengthen policy, advocacy for legislation and the coordination capacity of the alliances to scale up fortification initiatives in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD – Provincial Fortification Alliances of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have been formed to strengthen policy, advocacy and the coordination to scale up fortification initiatives in Pakistan. The World Food Programme (WFP), the Australian High Commission and ... Read More »

First McDonald’s opens in Millennium Mall Quetta

First McDonalds opens in Millennium Mall Quetta

Opening of the McDonald’s in Quetta signifies the improving situation of Quetta city QUETTA (Pakistan) – McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta in Millennium Mall, the reputed home of the fearsome militant group’s ruling council. The burger and fast food chain linked Quetta 17 years after McDonald’s first restaurant opened its door to the people ... Read More »

Pakistan needs advanced seed potato technology to boost output

potato-farms

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 »

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