Khalid Saeed Wattoo

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
Energy security through biofuels

Energy security through biofuels

Indigenous crops like maize and sugarcane can offer promising opportunities if their production and recovery rates are increased. Published 18 Sep, 2023 07:08am
High time to reduce food loss

High time to reduce food loss

Food loss at various stages in the mango value chain exceeds 35pc, while in the tomato value chain it is even higher. Published 14 Aug, 2023 07:39am
Importance of farm mechanisation

Importance of farm mechanisation

Farmers will have no other option but to increase mechanisation to cope with the adverse effects of climate change. Published 07 Aug, 2023 08:35am
From farm to fork

From farm to fork

The scattered regulatory approach to reduce food loss and waste can’t yield tangible results Published 05 Jun, 2023 07:06am
Enhancing farmers’ market power

Enhancing farmers’ market power

Govt should announce MSP for at least those crops where Pakistan has a comparative advantage along with sizable local production. Updated 15 May, 2023 09:50am
Surge of informal crop stockists

Surge of informal crop stockists

People with disposable cash are now storing produce, considering it a relatively low-risk income-generating activity. Published 01 May, 2023 08:23am
Blending for food security

Blending for food security

Mixing 10pc maize flour with wheat flour would lower prices and decrease the balance of payment deficit. Published 17 Apr, 2023 07:04am
Upskilling farm workers

Upskilling farm workers

With greater use of technology, the sector is becoming more capital-intensive, inevitably demanding trained labour. Published 13 Feb, 2023 07:12am
Urban kitchen gardening

Urban kitchen gardening

Its widespread adoption may help achieve food self-sufficiency and encourage a more sustainable lifestyle. Updated 19 Dec, 2022 09:09am