Russia bans Pakistani agri products Russia has imposed a ban on the import of all agriculture products from Pakistan with immediate effect for an indefinite period, an exporter of fruits and vegetables said on Tuesday.
The battle for Pakistan’s agriculture The first battle never really took off even after 66 years – restoring unduly appropriated land to the tiller – and a second more destructive and far-reaching battle is already upon us. Monoculture killed three-fourths of global biodiversity and soils: GM can only hasten extinction.
IDB to assist Punjab government in agriculture projects Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will provide assistance to Punjab government for different proposed projects for value addition in vegetable and fruits. This was disclosed in a meeting between the Secretary Agriculture Punjab Dr Ijaz Munir and a delegation of the Islamic Development Bank, said a spokesman of […]
Pesticide-free: Drive to promote organic farming launched A campaign to promote organic farming to reduce the hazardous impact of pesticides was launched by a consumer rights non-governmental organisation (NGO). TheNetwork for Consumer Protection will encourage farmers to adopting practices of growing organic food , the organisation announced on Friday.
Plant breeding & genetics: experts suggest changes in curricula The Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Agriculture, Peshawar held a three-day meeting on “The National Curriculum Revision Committee in Plant Breeding and Genetics.” Experts from 12 universities of all over the country participated and suggested necessary changes/recommendations in the existing national […]
Sugarcane crushing could face delay Many sugar millers have apprehended that they may not be able to start cane crushing on time. The representative of Pakistan Sugar Mill Association (PSMA) complained – during the last meeting of Sugar Advisory Board – that export quotas of the sugar mills, who have failed to meet them, are […]
High Tunnels – Low Cost Seasonal Growth Space At a cost of $1to $2 per square foot, a high tunnel can add low-cost growing space for season extension or plant protection. Growers and researchers are finding many innovative ways to utilize these structures to supplement their greenhouse operations. By definition, the high tunnel is a […]
Detroit Hospital Takes a REAL Step toward Healing, Builds First Organic Hospital Greenhouse The Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield is home to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, which recently made news headlines nationwide with the opening of its new million-dollar organic greenhouse and garden, which is believed to be the first of its kind in […]
10 Under-Used Trees and Shrubs For the Fruitful Edible Yard As the movement toward local, sustainable food grows across the nation and around the world, more people are recognizing that our own yards offer plenty of opportunity for growing our own. Edible landscaping is the perfect complement to a vegetable garden. Edible landscaping simply means […]
Export to Afghanistan: petitions by sugar mills: ministry asked to respond The Lahore High Court here on Friday sought a reply from the ministry of commerce and trade by September 27 in response to petitions of nine sugar mills challenging a ban on export of sugar to Afghanistan through land route. Earlier, the counsel for […]
Pakistan important market for Malaysian palm oil Pakistan, a very large consumer of vegetable oils and fats, remains a very large market for palm oil, thus making it an important export destination for the golden crop. In 2012, Pakistan imported over 1.4 million tonnes of palm products from Malaysia valued at over US $1.3 billion, […]
Bosan inaugurates a new wing of FAO building Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan inaugurated a new wing of the building of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations here at National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) premises. Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister said that being primarily […]
BIRTH CONTROL: Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility (Huffington Post) “This study was just routine,” said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on 91% of US soybean fields, leads to […]
Tomato Towers September 5-2013 It’s been just over a month since we installed our new metal conduit trellises and they are working out delightfully. Kat planted these boxes before I actually designed the trellis, so there are really way too many things growing up (8 square feet for one side of trellis).
6 Easy Herbal Remedies For the Summer September 5-2013 Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere. Nature abounds with plant and animal life. This is great for us outdoorsy folk but there is also the problem of heat, insects, sunburn, and poison ivy. Here are six herbal remedies that can be made with […]
What You Need To Know About the Side Effects of Garlic September 5-2013 Now that modern day research has supported historically primitive medicinal practices in which garlic (especially raw) acts as a powerful antibacterial supplement, more people are working it into their everyday diets. With the good, inevitably comes a balancing shadow causing discomfort in […]
Result-oriented policies needed to ensure food security, moot told September 4-2013 Speakers at a consultation moot called for devising result-oriented policies to boost agriculture sector and ensure food security in the country. Addressing National Consultation organised by Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE) in collaboration with Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition (AAHM) National […]
Govt’s top priority is to ensure food security August 31-2013 The government of Pakistan gives high priority to the agriculture sector to ensure food security in the country. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) appreciated the role of the Italian government for supporting the people of Pakistan through different projects in the field of agriculture in […]
Policy inputs: Making agriculture business-oriented August 31-2013 Pakistan Agriculture Council (PAC) will host a day-long seminar at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “How Business Can Transform Pakistan’s Agriculture.” Speakers will focus on policy options from a business point of view and business success stories for transforming agriculture from a traditional to technology […]
No wheat or flour crisis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa August 30-2013 Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Food Qalandar Lohdi has said that sufficient stock of wheat is available and there is no flour shortage in the province. He said the increase of Rs 20 per bag in the price of flour is due to […]