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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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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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