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Ashfak Bokhari

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

A shift towards soybeans?

Pakistan’s soymeal requirements are on the rise owing to expansion in the poultry, dairy and livestock, and aquaculture Published Jan 06, 2015 07:03am

A wider avenue for farm exports

A delegation visiting Moscow recently found Russian officials keenly interested in Pakistani commodities and willing to Published Dec 29, 2014 06:17am

Regaining the lost Mexican market

AT a time when rice exports are declining, there are hopeful signs of regaining the Mexican market, which Pakistan... Published Dec 22, 2014 06:19am

Challenges for dairy sector

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority is now encouraging small ... Published Dec 08, 2014 06:21am