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Crop Industry News: Pakistan

19 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Wheat Output Likely to Fall Short of Target
PAKISTAN - Pakistan is likely to have a considerable reduction in wheat production this year as poor management and policies of the government hampered sowing of the crop this year....
28 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Only A Third Of Wheat Target Sown
PAKISTAN - Owing to the highest ever input prices, farmers are reluctant to sow wheat, meaning that to date the target of 22 million acres has not been met. It is estimated that no more that...
24 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Wheat Support Price Gone Up to Rs 1,050
PAKISTAN - A meeting, which was presided over by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad yesterday, decided to fix the wheat support price for next year...
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Fixed Price of Sugarcane Rejected
PAKISTAN - Convener National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti MNA, has outright rejected the fixed price of sugarcane and termed it as economic murder of the poor growers....
10 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Rain-Hit Areas: Complete Wheat Sowing by November
PAKISTAN - Pakistan Meteorological Department Director General Arif Mehmood on Wednesday advised farmers of rain-fed areas of Punjab, particularly Potohar region and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to complete...
11 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Prices Critical for Pakistan Rice Exports
PAKISTAN - Rice prices are very critical for Pakistan as they constitute approximately nine percent of Pakistans total exports and rice is the second largest foreign exchange earner after cotton....
04 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Climate Change taking Heavy Toll on Pakistan, says Minister
PAKISTAN - Climate Change is taking a heavy toll on Pakistan, said Mister for Science and Technology (S&T) Mir Changez Khan Jamali while addressing a technical session of the 5th International...
19 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Growers Urged to Sow Bt Cotton Varieties
PAKISTAN - Lodhran district officer for agriculture Irfan Cheema has urged growers to choose Bt cotton varieties for cotton sowing in fields left free following wheat harvests while keeping...
06 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Good Wheat Harvest Expected In Pakistan
PAKISTAN - A large-scale distribution by FAO of wheat seeds to the victims of last year's floods in Pakistan is now ripe to yield enough food for half a million poor rural households. ...
28 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan FAO Distributes Seed Wheat in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - FAO has begun a large-scale distribution of wheat seeds in Pakistan that will benefit well over half a million farming families or nearly five million people....
01 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Floods Destroyed Billions of Tonnes of Crops
PAKISTAN - The human cost of the devastating floods has been compounded by the loss of crops worth around 281.6 billion rupees (PKR; £3.998 billion)....
24 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Authorities Seek Kenyan Export Agreement
PAKISTAN – Pakistani rice exporters have enlisted the help of government officials to press Kenyan authorities to release hundreds of containers held in Nairobi....
15 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Flood Damage Prompts 1m-Tonne Sugar Import
PAKISTAN – Asia's third-largest sugar consumer, Pakistan, could import as much as one million tonnes of the sweetener in 2011, after the country's worst-ever floods destroyed around 15 per...
02 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Seed Losses 'A Threat To 2011 Wheat Harvest'
PAKISTAN – Severe floods that continue to ravage parts of Pakistan have reportedly destroyed more than 500,000 tonnes of seed wheat as the country's planting season approaches, extending concerns...
01 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan PSMA Demands Duty-Free Sugar Imports
PAKISTAN – The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) has warned that the country's current shortage of sugar could worsen in the wake of recent floods that are thought to have devastated...
19 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Sugar Prices Rise Amid Cancelled Import Plans
PAKISTAN – Domestic sugar prices have once again increased, after a six-member ministerial team set up by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) scrapped proposals to import 500,000 tonnes...
04 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Floods Destroy Farmers' Livelihoods
PAKISTAN – Devastating floods that have swept away villages and killed more than 1,400 people across the Asian nation of Pakistan are also estimated to have cost some of the country's farmers'...
07 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Wheat Damage Inquiry Ordered
PAKISTAN – An inquiry has been ordered in Pakistan after thousands of bags of wheat were left to rot in the open after workers contracted to move them neglected their duties amid a row with...
29 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Afghan Exports Resume After Four Year Ban
PAKISTAN – Officials in Pakistan have announced that, following a four-year ban, the export of wheat products to Afghanistan is to resume this week....
21 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Rice Crop Hit By Water Shortages
PAKISTAN – This season's rice harvest in Pakistan is expected to fall by 14 per cent from last year, as India limits the country's water supplies, a financial website has reported....
15 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Low Prices Boost Rice Exports
PAKISTAN – Exports of rice from Pakistan leaped by 50 per cent, to 4.5 million tonnes, in the twelve months leading to June, one of the country's newspapers has reported....
04 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Wheat Consumption Falls By 10%
PAKISTAN – Annual consumption of wheat in Pakistan has dropped by ten per cent in the last 12 months due to rising prices, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said....
12 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Agriculture Suffers From Inefficiencies
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan agriculture sector is suffering from "major inefficiencies", it has been claimed. ...
05 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Food Security Ensured With Bumper Crop Production
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has ensured food security with the production of 36.052 million tonnes of food grains....
23 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Rice, Maize Production Set To Decline
PAKISTAN - Production of rice and maize is set to decline by 30 to 40 per cent in Pakistan if the government reduces electricity supply to the agriculture sector, according to a report....
13 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Rabi Season Wheat Production Below Target
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has estimated 23.87 million tonnes of wheat production for the Rabi season in 2009-10, below the 25 million tonne target....
23 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Embrace Modern Farming to Boost Sugarcane Crop
PAKISTAN – Farmers in Pakistan have been urged to embrace modern and scientific methods to boost sugarcane production in the country by speakers at a recent conference....
09 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Farmers 'Will Receive 10,000 New Tractors'
PAKISTAN - The government in Pakistan will provide 10,000 more tractors to the growers across the country to improve agricultural productivity, according to an official....
11 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Oilseed Crop Cultivation Fears Revealed
PAKISTAN - The cultivation of oilseed crops in Pakistan has dropped, leading to fears that even half of the sowing target will not be reached....
29 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Pakistan Wheat Crop Threatened by Drought
PAKISTAN - Many Pakistani farmers' wheat crops for 2010 could be under threat from the ongoing drought-like conditions....

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