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Ashfak Bokhari

Support price or input subsidies

‘The economy stands to benefit if the support price is gradually replaced with subsidies on inputs and targeted cash Published May 04, 2015 06:27am

Clearing the wheat glut

THE government is now believed to be of the view that the only way to get rid of the threatening glut of wheat is to... Published Apr 27, 2015 06:42am

Bumper crops hardly a blessing

Farmers realise the bumper crops cannot be profitably exported, nor piled up somewhere for lack of proper storages. Updated Apr 13, 2015 08:20am

Reinventing seed business

The new seed law reduces the public sector role and increases the private sector’s role in management of seed business. Updated Mar 31, 2015 09:06am

Where to store the bumper crop?

The construction of modern storages can significantly reduce dependence on gunny bags because grains can... Published Mar 23, 2015 07:17am

Cane growers shifting to maize

‘There is a visible divide between the federal and Sindh governments in respect of their stance on the lingering Published Mar 09, 2015 11:09am

The commodity pile-up

The falling trend of commodity prices in the global market has created difficulties for Pakistani exporters. Updated Mar 02, 2015 08:26am

‘Pulses drills’ for Punjab growers

Normally, a ‘grain drill’ or ‘seed drill’ is a sowing device that precisely positions seeds in the soil and then covers Published Feb 23, 2015 07:04am

Stagnant cotton output

Despite many experiments based on international and national research, cotton production remains static at 13-15m bales Published Feb 16, 2015 07:09am

Focus on feedlot fattening

Increased investment in feedlot fattening can help raise calves for quality beef production. Updated Feb 09, 2015 10:26am

Persisting cane crisis

Farmers in Punjab and KP are being paid the officially fixed procurement price of Rs180 per 40 kg by the ... Published Feb 02, 2015 06:42am

Restoring balance in wheat market

PAKISTAN is re-entering the wheat export market after being an importer for a long period with a view to clearing ... Published Jan 26, 2015 06:59am

FTAs losing their lure

Pakistan's exports did not increase as much as expected, while imports kept rising. Updated Jan 19, 2015 08:08am

Seeking a niche in the halal market

Higher per capita incomes, coupled with growing population of Muslims, have increased the demand for halal products in Published Jan 12, 2015 06:03am