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Mohiuddin Aazim

Banks begin value-chain financing

Under the VCF, banks lend to companies that buy the growers’ produce and also to commodity traders and input suppliers. Updated Aug 24, 2015 12:10pm

Decline in apple exports

Apple production in KP and Punjab dropped between 2008 and 2013 for a host of reasons including high cost of production Published Aug 17, 2015 06:26am

Appetite for agricultural loans

Even at Rs516bn, gross agricultural loans made up just 11pc of banks’ total advances at the end of FY2015 compared to Published Aug 10, 2015 06:48am

Meat sector poised to grow

From about $40-90m per year during 2000-2005, meat exports have grown rapidly to $240m in FY15 Published Aug 03, 2015 06:57am

Falling inland fish production

Fish farmers say over 150 fish farms are in operation in Sindh alone where about three dozen fish species are produced. Published Jul 21, 2015 06:49am

Promoting tunnel farming

Officials say a well-cared tunnel farm enhances the per-acre yield of veggies by up to 500pc, Published Jul 13, 2015 07:08am

Stagnant food exports

Penetrating into a larger number of export markets is very much required to enhance forex earnings from meat and meat Published Jul 06, 2015 06:24am

Slack in agricultural growth

An outstanding thing happened in the seed sector: the provision of 27pc certified cotton seeds for sowing in FY16. Updated Jun 09, 2015 10:06am

Improved marketing of mango exports

Mango exporters are set to start foreign sales with hope of earnings this season exceeding that of last year. Updated May 18, 2015 08:28am

Changing agribusiness culture

The issue of mapping agribusinesses has been under discussion for quite sometime, officials say. Published Apr 20, 2015 06:18am

Experiments on hybrid food crops

The results of experiments attempting to enhance food crops’ productivity and ensure food security have remained mixed. Updated Apr 17, 2015 09:42am