Ahmad Fraz Khan

Cane pricing: the balancing act

The government has to leave a reasonable profit margin with both the farmer and the industry in order to sustain ...

Oligopolies in milk market

The emerging regional market picture offers a huge window of opportunity for Pakistan’s dairy industry domestically as

Fertiliser shortage feared

All early signs suggest that the domestic shortfall might range between 30-35 per cent of the total requirement.

Guesstimates of flood damages

The National Disaster Management Authority had projected damage to over 1.5m acres of crop. Out of them...

Flood damage in Punjab

The Met office issued an alert on September 1, and this alert was converted into a warning on Sept 3 and floods...

Cotton seed issues

The Federal Seed Certification has neither legal teeth nor human resources to implement BT cotton gene expression

Hell of a day for Lesco

LAHORE: With more than 100 feeders tripping, rain-related problems, hundreds of faulty transformers that needed...

Sharp drop in river water flows

This year, the water situation points to another emerging dimension of the problem; crisis can hit right in the middle

The logic of delayed rice sowing

How the crop behaves in this new time zone, and what benefits come to it because of delayed harvesting needs to be

Elusive food security

Starting with the move towards commercialisation of agriculture after the so-called Green Revolution, food products

Encamped for Qadri’s revolution

To the middle class, which has substantial presence in the crowd, he has a ‘vibrant and practical’ economic agenda.

Early release of wheat stocks

Punjab may soon start releasing wheat from its official stocks and the decision may come within a week or so. The...

Awaiting DAP subsidy

The mode of subsidy has never benefitted the farmers, especially the smaller ones. All that money....