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Ashfak Bokhari

Further decline in crop yields

The crop sector’s poor performance, the SBP’s quarterly report released mid-July said. Published Jul 27, 2015 06:12am

Threat to rice exports

The highest shipments recorded so far were in 2009-10 when earnings from rice exports stood at $2.2bn. Published Jul 21, 2015 06:49am

Bad times for mango

Punjab produces 65pc of the country’s mango and the export target of 0.1m tonnes looks unlikely to be met. Updated Jul 13, 2015 09:10am

EU’s warning on climate change

‘Pakistan has an ambitious policy for fighting climate change, adopted in 2012, and the structures in place to ... Published Jun 29, 2015 06:28am

Setback to dairy sector

THE dairy sector is facing the double whammy of a sales tax on its products and a simultaneous reduction in the... Published Jun 22, 2015 07:00am

Preempting Indian GI move

A SENIOR vice-president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has sought the commerce... Published Jun 15, 2015 06:40am

Swapping crops for cattle

Tired of paying off debts and coping with the worsening effects of climate change almost every year. Published Jun 08, 2015 07:08am

A crusade against subsidy

No subsidy has been disbursed among exporters so far although 4,966 claims have been submitted. Published Jun 01, 2015 06:35am

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