West Africa’s rice production at risk, says study

A study has  warned  that the dry-season irrigated rice in West Africa’s Sahel region has reached the critical threshold of 37 degrees Celcius – the tipping point. It added that further temperature rise could devastate rice yields in the region due to decreasing photosynthesis at high temperatures. According to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change […]

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رائس ایکسپورٹرز کا غیرملکی خریداروں کوایوارڈ دینے کا فیصلہ

رائس ایکسپورٹرز کا غیرملکی خریداروں کوایوارڈ دینے کا فیصلہ

| رائس ایکسپورٹرز ایسوسی ایشن (ریپ )کے زیر اہتمام 20فروری کو اپنے انٹر نیشنل بائرز (غیر ملکی خریدار وں)کی خدمات کو سراہنے کیلئے انٹر نیشنل بائرز ایوارڈ کی تقریب دبئی میں منعقد ہورہی ہے رائس ایکسپورٹرز ایسوسی ایشن (ریپ )کے زیر اہتمام 20فروری کو اپنے انٹر نیشنل بائرز (غیر ملکی خریدار وں)کی خدمات کو سراہنے […]

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CCP begins inquiry into poultry sector

CCP begins inquiry into poultry sector

ISLAMABAD:  The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has initiated an inquiry into a possible collusion between various market players to set prices in the poultry sector. The CCP initiated the inquiry under its suo motu powers after strong indications of organised communication between poultry sector players relating to prices came to light. In this regard, […]

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Argentina to cut soy export taxes over next two years

As Argentine soybean farmers raced to get their crop in the ground last fall, they at least can say they’re facing some potentially lower costs down the road: The administration announced a plan to cut the “retentions”—export taxes on soybeans—by half a percent monthly. In December the withholdings were at 30% and will end 2018 […]

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Export demand of Guar Gum is expected rise as crude oil is at three year's highest level

Export demand of Guar Gum is expected rise as crude oil is at three year

Guar and guar gum are getting support from increasing crude oil prices in expectation of heavy demand in future. In a cycle to 9-10-year Guar gives good return to farmers in this region. Last time Guar gave good return in year 2012 guar price were at highest point. Guar gum prices were trying to compete […]

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Bosan asks provinces to protect sugarcane farmers

sugarcane and bosan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has called on provincial governments to ensure the purchase of sugarcane from growers at the official price of Rs180 per 40 kg in order to protect and safeguard the farmers from exploitation. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the minister emphasised that under […]

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Bees Still In Peril

Beekeepers lost over 42% of their colonies in the 12 months that began in April, 2014. This came after a year when total winter losses were 23%, less than the 30% average losses per year since 2005. The figures come from the Bee Informed Partnership, a collaborative effort between university research laboratories, the United States Department of Agriculture, […]

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Role of Agriculture and Biotechnology to Eliminate Smog

Role of Agriculture and Biotechnology to Eliminate Smog

Word ‘’Smog’’ was used in 20th century 1st time. Actually it is a term which is mixture of fog and smoke. Fog along with the toxic compounds such as Nitrogen Oxide, Sulphur Oxide and Ozone is coined as Smog. Now a days ,Vehicles, Industries, forest fires and photochemical reactions are main source of the  smog. Now a […]

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Deregulating Punjab agriculture sector

THE Punjab government is negotiating a project with the World Bank to deregulate its rural-based agro-economy to increase the productivity of crop and livestock farmers, improve their climate resilience and foster agribusiness in the province. The provincial government has requested the bank to support the Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation (SMART) programme. The […]

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