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Agriculture package to provide fresh impetus

Agriculture package to provide fresh impetus

The recently announced Rs309 billion agriculture package, with emphasis on improving crop yields, livestock development and import substitution can be termed a right step in the right direction. Reportedly, the share of Federal government will be Rs85 billion, Provincial governments …

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Strong refusal to use GM maize seeds in Pakistan

Strong refusal to use GM maize seeds in Pakistan

Farmers must not allow cultivation of genetically modified maize and other crops All the major stakeholders of agriculture sector including farmers, food processors, national seed companies and agribusiness experts, etc. vehemently oppose cultivation of genetically modified (GM) maize in Pakistan. …

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Containing postharvest losses

Containing postharvest losses

Reportedly, postharvest losses range from 10 to 20% for different crops in Pakistan. To achieve food security, containing such colossal losses should be the top priority of the Government of Pakistan (GoP). Analysts have the consensus that if such losses are contained, twin …

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Crop growing enticement

Crop growing enticement

Agricultural statistics revealed that Pakistan is an agriculture-based economy, where majority of the population directly or indirectly depends on this sector. Agriculture has been a big source of foreign exchange earnings, but unhappily this sector has been neglected, forcing people …

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