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.
Officials say a well-cared tunnel farm enhances the per-acre yield of veggies by up to 500pc,
Penetrating into a larger number of export markets is very much required to enhance forex earnings from meat and meat
The Balochistan government’s plan to establish an agricultural university is the most important move as farm research
Farmers point out that the construction of concrete and steel silos in the province,...
Some incentives announced in the budget are meant to raise mechanisation bar in agricultural sector
An outstanding thing happened in the seed sector: the provision of 27pc certified cotton seeds for sowing in FY16.
Balochistan is a food-deficit province, and the food storage issue is expected to get more attention in the new budget
Incentives are being considered for all progressive farmers of food crops whose fields give the highest per-hectare