Agriculture & Horticulture – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:24:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Technology transfer under CPEC likely to boost agro-processing industry http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/technology-transfer-cpec-likely-boost-agro-processing-industry/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/technology-transfer-cpec-likely-boost-agro-processing-industry/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:00:36 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15984 Pakistan expects to use the multi-billion-dollar Chinese investment to significantly enhance its industrial capacity and economic productivity backed by greater energy supply. It anticipates doing this through improved geographical linkages and upgraded road, rail and air transportation systems that facilitate a higher volume of trade flow. It is also eyeing opportunities of transfer of knowledge …

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Fertilizer manufacturers need a supporting policy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/fertilizer-manufacturers-need-supporting-policy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/fertilizer-manufacturers-need-supporting-policy/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:55:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16017 Fertilizer industry remained under considerable pressure during 2017 due to huge inventory. The pressure was eased after the Government of Pakistan (GoP) allowed export of nearly half a million tons urea. While the manufacturers succeeded in exporting urea at whatever price they could get, the GoP didn’t pay the promised subsidy to urea manufacturers/exporter. Despite …

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Challenges ahead to achieve food security in Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/challenges-ahead-achieve-food-security-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/challenges-ahead-achieve-food-security-pakistan/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:30:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15991 Pakistan at the time of its birth had hardly enough arable land and surface water resources to achieve food security. The Mangla Dam and other associated water infrastructure were constructed, and a massive land-clearing and reclamation effort was undertaken. The area under cultivation saw an increase as did the yields through large-scale utilization of modern …

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Sophisticated technology, sustainable means key to prevent Pakistan’s agri growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/sophisticated-technology-sustainable-means-key-prevent-pakistans-agri-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/sophisticated-technology-sustainable-means-key-prevent-pakistans-agri-growth/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:25:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15988 Agriculture and food security in Pakistan highly vulnerable to climate change impact Edible imported oil and fuel oil are threat to food security Pakistan needs sustainable means to grow food and adopt technological innovations and must create awareness and understanding of agriculture technologies. Sophisticated technology has a strategic role in the future of agriculture sector …

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Latest technologies, equipment can boost Balochistan’s food and fruit development http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/latest-technologies-equipment-can-boost-balochistans-food-fruit-development/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/latest-technologies-equipment-can-boost-balochistans-food-fruit-development/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:20:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16022 Balochistan remained far behind other provinces in raising agricultural production. The agricultural growth is key to curtailing poverty, as agriculture is the mainstay of rural economy and over 75 percent population of the province depends on this sector for earning their livings. The province depends on rain, Karezat and tube-wells for irrigation while over 50 …

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FFC – taking supremacy to acquire self-sufficiency in fertilizer production http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/ffc-taking-supremacy-acquire-self-sufficiency-fertilizer-production/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/ffc-taking-supremacy-acquire-self-sufficiency-fertilizer-production/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:15:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15993 Agriculture is a pillar of Pakistan’s economy, representing 45 percent of the workforce and 21 percent of GDP and for this sector growth fertilizer is main source of Pakistan. Since Pakistan is an agro-based country there are well renowned manufacturers and suppliers of fertilizers in Pakistan. Pakistan is also one of the ten major producers …

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Improving agriculture key benefit to eliminate food shortage http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/improving-agriculture-key-benefit-eliminate-food-shortage/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/23/improving-agriculture-key-benefit-eliminate-food-shortage/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:10:20 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15986 Food security is a major issue for both wealthy and poverty-stricken countries Half a million people will die worldwide in 2050 as climate change will harm food supplies War, drought, regional conflict and natural disasters affect a country’s ability to feed itself. Food security is a major issue, for both wealthy and poverty-stricken countries all …

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Key role of tractor industry in the growth of agricultural sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/16/key-role-tractor-industry-growth-agricultural-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/16/key-role-tractor-industry-growth-agricultural-sector/#respond Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:45:44 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15519 Local tractor industry is playing a strategic role in the promotion of the agriculture sector and strengthening national economy. More than 250,000 people are associated with tractor manufacturing industry. Pakistan was able to export locally manufactured tractors to eastern European countries, including South Africa during the current year. The tractor industry is showing signs of …

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HBL’s pivotal role in the growth of rural agriculture http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/09/hbls-pivotal-role-growth-rural-agriculture/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/09/hbls-pivotal-role-growth-rural-agriculture/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:25:22 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15156 Habib Bank Limited (HBL) is one of the few financial institutions, which caters to farmers financing need and has played a pivotal role in the development of the rural agriculture market. With the distinction of being the largest commercial bank in Pakistan, HBL has influenced thousands of lives in the farming communities across the country …

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ZTBL – Largest lending institute to promote agriculture and livestock sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/09/ztbl-largest-lending-institute-promote-agriculture-livestock-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/04/09/ztbl-largest-lending-institute-promote-agriculture-livestock-sector/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:10:53 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=15168 Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) erstwhile Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan (ADBP) is the premier financial institution geared towards the development of agriculture sector through provision of financial services and technical knowhow. The restructuring of former ADBP is being carried out with the aim to uplift the agriculture and rural sector by raising farm productivity, …

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