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Govt mulls law to stop use of farmland for houses

In view of rapid urbanisation and reduction in cultivated areas, especially around Lahore, the Punjab government has finally decided to introduce legislation barring conversion of agricultural land into residential areas in the province. Local Government Minister Manshaullah Butt told the media on Sunday that the provincial government had decided in …

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5.2m farmers to avail subsidy on DAP fertilizer

Punjab government is offering billions of rupees subsidy on DAP fertilizer to 5.2 million farmers in the province. The basic purpose of this subsidy is to reduce input cost on preparation of crops. Assistant Director Agriculture Naveed Asmat Kohloon urged un-registered farmers to get themselves registered by making call at …

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Agriculture scientists explain reasons behind threat to food security

Agri scientists and experts have pointed out that heavy migration from rural to urban areas, ever-increasing population, and conversion of agriculture land into residential colonies are posing threat to food security. Addressing a seminar in connection with World Food Day, which was arranged by the Faculty of Food, Nutrition and …

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President emphasises need for achieving food security

President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasised the need for adoption of a multidimensional approach for investing in food security and uplifting the rural livelihoods to control the migration patterns in the rural areas. “I am confident that food security will continue to be one of the priority areas for our future public …

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FCA to set production targets for Rabi season

The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) will meet today to set targets for Rabi crops, including wheat. To be chaired by National Food Security and Research Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, the FCA will also set production targets for gram, lentil (masoor), onion and potato. Pakistan produced 26 million tonnes …

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PARC scientists vow to make country self-sufficient in agriculture

To bring change in farmers life and agriculture development there is need to ensure the dissemination of new technology and knowledge among farming community of the country. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are firm to make the country self-sufficient in agriculture. Farmers are the asset of our country and by providing new technology …

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Agricultural products e-commerce conference concludes

Shandong in China concluded their ‘World Food and Agricultural Products E-Commerce Conference’ in September in which countries such as the United States (US), Russia, Australia, Germany, Malaysia and many more gathered together to give birth to a discussion on how to improve cross-border business when it comes to food and agriculture. …

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Bio-techs in crops to help Pakistan earn more revenues through exports

Pakistan has bright prospects of doubling yields of rice, maize and other crops through application of bio-technology methods which would help the country make more revenues through their exports. Pakistan is still not importing Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. Most European Union countries, Japan, Korea and China are importing genetically …

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