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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 »

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


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 »

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 »

Hummus Cafe offers discount to Muslims and Jews who eat together

Muslims and Jews sharing meal together in Hummus cafe in Israel.

A Hummus restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya in Israel recently started offering 50 percent off each plate of the chickpea paste at tables seating Jews and Arabs together, local news reports. “Afraid of Arabs? Afraid of Jews? We do not have Arabs! But we also have no Jews … We have people!” he posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. ... Read More »

EU extends 4 million Euro to UNICEF for fighting malnutrition in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD —  The European Commission has provided €4 million (Euros) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to work with partners for combating malnutrition among women and children affected by emergencies in Pakistan. “Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has a dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children’s physical and cognitive development,”said Taheeni Thammanagoda, Head ... 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 »

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 »

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