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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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On World Environment Day 2013, a message to save food

Islamabad – In a country where the sight of unfinished, discarded food on white plates is a common sight at wedding receptions, an organization based in the twin cities has been trying to create awareness about avoiding food wastage while feeding the undernourished and underprivileged communities. Thali, a “non-denominational food rescue charity,” is working with […]

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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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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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