Agriculture & Horticulture – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:10:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Steps to be taken to uplift agriculture yield http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/04/steps-to-be-taken-to-uplift-agriculture-yield/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/04/steps-to-be-taken-to-uplift-agriculture-yield/#respond Sun, 03 Nov 2019 20:05:47 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34221 Agriculture is undoubtedly the backbone of Pakistan’s economy as 45% of the labor force depends on this sector for livelihood. However, growth rates have been poor owing to bad policy decisions and poor implementation. Farm input costs are rising, our agriculture produce markets are monopolized, access to finance is dismal, bad practices are depleting our …

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Plans underway to make Punjab, KPK self-reliant in agriculture growth http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/04/plans-underway-to-make-punjab-kpk-self-reliant-in-agriculture-growth/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/04/plans-underway-to-make-punjab-kpk-self-reliant-in-agriculture-growth/#respond Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:59:21 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34219 Punjab According to National Nutrition Survey 2018-19, 40 percent of children up to five years of age in Pakistan have different physical and mental health issues, and according to the survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Pakistan ranks third in this menace. The government has launched ‘Backyard poultry initiative’ under the Prime …

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Digitization of agricultural sector http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/08/digitization-of-agricultural-sector/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/04/08/digitization-of-agricultural-sector/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:57:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=27332 Digitization of the agriculture sector has become a buzzword these days across the globe particularly in the countries with the limited arable land. Use of technology more or less in every sector of the economy comprising even the agriculture sector is sweeping the world. The world is dilating upon big data, smart farming, input optimization, …

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Long-awaited modern and sustainable agriculture plan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/long-awaited-modern-and-sustainable-agriculture-plan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/long-awaited-modern-and-sustainable-agriculture-plan/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 20:03:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26187 Pakistan being an agro-based economy has to adopt modern farming methods to increase the yield capacity. A deluge of efforts have been made earlier in this regard, however, the output at the moment suggests that the focus is missing by a wide margin. Either it is a poor implementation or the window dressing since Pakistan …

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Balochistan’s food and agriculture resources: a benefit to real GDP http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/balochistans-food-and-agriculture-resources-a-benefit-to-real-gdp/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/balochistans-food-and-agriculture-resources-a-benefit-to-real-gdp/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:51:24 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26174 There is a lot of potential for development in the agriculture livestock and dairy sectors, as Balochistan can earn a substantial amount of income by exporting the products in these sectors to the lucrative markets in the food deficit region — Afghanistan and Central Asia. Balochistan provides greater opportunities for trade and commerce to all …

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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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