Dr Waqar Ahmad

Rice exports at risk

Rice exports at risk

EU’s rejections rise due to food safety concerns because of higher pesticide residue. Updated 01 Jul, 2024 11:07am

Dashed hopes of agriculture sector

The government has set a mere 2pc annual growth target, a drastic reduction from the 6.25pc realised last year. Published 17 Jun, 2024 05:30am
Farmer frustrations heighten

Farmer frustrations heighten

The government must pursue long-term policies to enhance crop yields and address food inflation instead of short-sighted myopic ones. Updated 03 Jun, 2024 08:01am
Investing in rural skills development

Investing in rural skills development

It is imperative to offer training programmes directly at the trainees’ doorsteps using semi-mobile training units. Updated 27 May, 2024 02:44pm
Enhancing wheat storage

Enhancing wheat storage

Improved crop storage capacities could help prevent market glut, stabilise wheat prices and reduce post-harvest losses Published 20 May, 2024 08:34am
Pakistan’s rice-water dilemma

Pakistan’s rice-water dilemma

Govt must look into short to medium term water management as surging rice farming and depleting ground water may lead to serious environment consequences. Published 13 May, 2024 08:51am
Wheat’s tricky procurement

Wheat’s tricky procurement

Govt’s inability to set sustainable wheat support price policy due to corrupt procurement system harms farmers’ profits and national agricultural productivity. Updated 06 May, 2024 10:03am
AI in agriculture

AI in agriculture

Pakistan desperately needs to enhance the production and supply of quality food at affordable prices to meet the... Published 22 Jan, 2024 07:55am