Category Archives: Agriculture and Livestock

Turkey’s PNAC award to stir Pak recognition in global Halal Food sector

ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of government’s recent decision to launch Halal food accreditation scheme, country is all set to enjoy International recognition in the sphere of Halal food as Turkey has decided to award membership to Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC). While talking to media here on Tuesday Director General Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC)

Agricultural credit disbursement surges by 19% to Rs 172.563bn in FY12 first eight months

KARACHI: Agricultural credit disbursement by banks surged by 19% on year-on-year basis to Rs 172.563 billion in first eight months (July- February) of current fiscal year 2011-12. In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to agriculture sector increased by over Rs 27.124 billion in July- February, 2012 when compared with total disbursement of Rs 145.439 billion

Food Security Ministry unveils huge annual wheat donation to WFP

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Wednesday welcomed a commitment by the newly created Pakistan Ministry of Food Security and Research (MFSR) to donate annually up to 500,000 metric tons of wheat to WFP to combat malnutrition and improve food security among vulnerable groups across the country. “This in-kind donation is the largest

Scarce rainfall: NDMA advises immediate water management steps to avoid negative impact on agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view, below normal rainfall across the country in the months of January, February and March hitherto, as indicated by the latest Drought Alert issued by the National Drought Monitoring Centre, Pakistan Meteorological Department, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has advised all relevant stakeholders for adopting an immediate water management strategy in

Export of rice under barter system like wheat to Iran suggested

KARACHI: The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) appreciated the permission to export wheat to Iran under barter system and urged the ministry of commerce (MOC) to allow barter trade for the export of rice and other commodities as well and also urged the MOC to expedite the procedure for barter for wheat to

Cotton arrivals substantial increase, exports rise significant

KARACHI: There has been a substantial increase of more than 25 percent in arrival of cotton in markets of the country this season compared to last season. There has also been significant rise of 77 percent year-on-year in cotton exports this season. Citing figures from Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association PCGA, Muhammad Azam, Secretary General &