Officials and exporters are optimistic that the per-unit price of citrus fruits would be higher this year.
The survey will cover all aspects of food security, including the availability, accessibility and affordability of food.
Forex earnings from dry fruits total around $45m in FY15.
Fresh research on oats has raised the hopes of gaining a per-hectare yield of at least 51-59 tonnes, say NARC officials.
Illegal fishing in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan continues despite stricter vigils.
The use of canola and corn oil is growing fast in urban areas and that of mustard and rapeseed oil in rural areas
A manufacturer says he received orders from a Dubai-based company for supplying chocolate bars filled with camel milk.
In the case of major crops, not only their yields but the area under their cultivation has also increased.
The lack of enough facilities makes it difficult to exploit the export potential of food items.
Exporters say onion exports this year may increase substantially over last year’s 250,000-300,000 tonnes.
As export earnings from food items show signs of decline, the package offers hopes for better performance.
Commodity-pricing is becoming trickier day by day, not only in Pakistan but elsewhere in the world as well.
A trader at a leading online portal hopes to sell 100,000 sacrificial animals this year, up from 75,000 last year.
“Neither the provinces nor the federation has made any attempt to survey the entire food market, classify the players on
Under the VCF, banks lend to companies that buy the growers’ produce and also to commodity traders and input suppliers.
Apple production in KP and Punjab dropped between 2008 and 2013 for a host of reasons including high cost of production
Even at Rs516bn, gross agricultural loans made up just 11pc of banks’ total advances at the end of FY2015 compared to
From about $40-90m per year during 2000-2005, meat exports have grown rapidly to $240m in FY15
One outstanding thing about agricultural micro-financing, apart from the MFBs’ ability to market small loans in the ...
Fish farmers say over 150 fish farms are in operation in Sindh alone where about three dozen fish species are produced.