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Danish experts to identify dairy, agriculture cooperation avenues

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 9, 2014. Islamabad – Denmark is looking to identify opportunities for cooperation between Pakistani and Danish businesses in the sectors of agriculture, farming and dairy. To achieve this objective, the Danish Embassy has invited two agriculture consultants from Denmark for […]

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Climate change can pose serious food, water risks for Pakistan

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 2, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan needs to gear up to avoid the negative impact of climate change on crop production, water availability and food security. This was stated by Dr Mohsin Iqbal, head of the agriculture and coordination section at the Global Change Impact […]

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SAARC report on agriculture: understanding of climate change in the region needed

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – Understanding climate variability and identifying possible management options based on climate information are needed to reduce the risk to crop yields from erratic weather patterns in Pakistan. These are the suggestions of a country status report […]

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Changing weather patterns pose threats to local crops

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 22, 2o13. Islamabad – When an intense hailstorm hit Islamabad on March 14, the wheat crop in Fareed Khan’s farm in Chak Shahzad was weeks away from being harvested. But the 3-inch hail stones bombarded the delicate wheat plants, breaking […]

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Satellite remote sensing can help improve food security situation, tackle adverse effects of climate change

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 14, 2013. Islamabad – The total cultivated area in Pakistan’s Punjab province is twice the size of cultivated land in Indian Punjab, yet the yield from the neighboring state’s farms is 1.6 times that of Pakistani Punjab’s yield. Using satellite images […]

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Strong institutions needed for robust economic growth

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 22, 2013. Islamabad – Strong public institutions, better research and policies that explore the potential of ignored commodities such as dairy products and horticulture could help improve Pakistan’s agriculture growth. These were the thoughts expressed by John Mellor, an American economist […]

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Brazil’s Zero Hunger Programme could be a model for Pakistan

Islamabad – Pakistan could not have asked for help from a better source when it comes to food security and poverty alleviation in the country. In 2003, Brazil came up with a “Zero Hunger Programme” to tackle the severe malnutrition and food insecurity its citizens faced due to demand side issues such as poverty and income […]

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