Muhammad Ashraf

How to fight off the herbivorous insects

A recent report by the FAO says that 38pc area of Pakistan - 60pc of Balochistan, 25pc of Sindh and 15pc of Punjab - is infested by locusts

Published 27 May, 2020 06:34am

Making export recovery sustainable

PAKISTAN’S exports, after touching a seven-year low of $20.4 billion in FY2017, are back on the recovery path....

Published 12 Feb, 2018 06:57am
Unlocking mango export potential

Unlocking mango export potential

Currently a meagre 3pc of mango produce is processed into value added products, which signifies the tremendous

Published 10 Jul, 2017 08:19am
Snags in the ECO trade agreement

Snags in the ECO trade agreement

To be an effective instrument for regional trade integration the agreement needs to be renegotiated afresh

Published 20 Mar, 2017 07:03am

CPEC – the trade dimension

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor — with an outlay of $54bn — entails an FDI inflow that is more than the...

Updated 12 Jun, 2017 04:40pm
Integration into global value chains

Integration into global value chains

The current structure of Pakistan’s exports is out of sync with a global market increasingly restructured around GVCs.

Updated 14 Nov, 2016 10:12am

Stifling exports

The production base is unviable in an intensely competitive global market and is kept afloat through inefficient tariff.

Published 26 Sep, 2016 06:45am
The milky way to farm incomes

The milky way to farm incomes

The increase in protection to the dairy sector at par with other leading milk producing countries might be necessary.

Updated 29 Aug, 2016 08:15am
The cotton conundrum

The cotton conundrum

The challenge to Pakistan’s cotton sector is more systemic than agronomic, holding back the sector's potential.

Updated 11 Jul, 2016 08:00am
Productivity crisis in farming

Productivity crisis in farming

The agriculture crisis is not only endemic but systemic as well. At the core of the predicament is the ...

Published 06 Jun, 2016 06:59am
Market potential for Kinnow in Europe

Market potential for Kinnow in Europe

The seed disadvantage of Kinnow can be offset by positioning it as a 'mandarin' instead of a 'table fruit' in Europe.

Published 24 Feb, 2014 07:41am