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WEXNET 2015, 9th Exhibition, at Expo Centre Lahore, 04-06 December, 2015 (New) [31-Jul-2015]
Country’s premiere exhibition dedicated solely to the promotion of women entrepreneurs. The organizing body, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is holding the 9th edition ...More
Awarness Seminar on Market Opportunities and Regulatory Regimes of Russian Federation regarding Import of Food items (New) [29-Dec-2014]
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Consignments via sea route to boost fresh vegetable export (New) [17-Oct-2014]
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Notification - Prohibition on use of Calcium Carbide (CaC2) for ripening of Mangoes (New) [25-Jul-2014]
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SOP’s FOR PAKISTAN HORTI-FRESH PROCESSING FACILITY [24-Apr-2014]
Pakistan Horti-Fresh Processing (Pvt.) Ltd. has been established as Joint Venture between Durrani Associates and PHDEC through funding from EDF. ...More
PHDEC TEAM VISITS BALOCHISTAN[14-Apr-2014]
PHDEC TEAM VISITS BALOCHISTAN Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company paid a three day visit to Quetta (April 08-10, 2014). He was accompanied by Senior Manager (Business Development & Projects)....More
175,000 tons mangoes export target set[07-May-2013]
KARACHI: All-Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Importers-Exporters and Merchants Association (PFVA) has set a target of 175,000 tons worth $60 million export for 2013, said statement on Monday....More
PHDEC’s Consistent Efforts Make It Happen Again-Mango Export to USA (New) [03-Apr-2013]
In a meeting at Ministry of Commerce, Islamabad where all the stakeholders including PHDEC, USDA, DPP, MOC, PIA and leading mango growers and exporters were present....More
Exporters Seek Direct Air Link With EU Countries (New) [13-Feb-2013]
Pakistani fruit exporters foresee around 6 million euro export to European Union (EU) in the next couple of years as Pakistani fresh fruits, vegetables and value-added product are being liked and demanded in the valued markets. The only issue in expending...More
Pakistan producing over 40 types of fruits and vegetables: speakers[07-Oct-2010]
Speakers in a workshop on ` Sustainable Management of Insect pests of fruits with special reference to citrus through modern protection and post harvest losses reduction techniques` said that Pakistan is producing more than 40 types of fruits and vegetab...More
Government urged to take measures to overcome crop damages[07-Oct-2010]
An irrigation engineer of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has emphasised the need that the government should take appropriate actions to provide seeds, fertiliser and other inputs to farmers and repair irrigation system on priority bases in ...More
Food security challenges: use of biotechnology will enhance Pakistani farmers` productivity: experts[15-Apr-2010]
The application of biotechnology by Pakistani farmers would not only result in enhancing productivity but would also help in addressing food security challenges faced by the country, according to biotech experts here. Rese...More
IHS, PUM join forces to work for floriculture[15-Apr-2010]
The Institute of Horticulture Sciences (IHS), University of Agriculture and PUM, Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate and work together in the field of floriculture, a branch of science dealin...More
`Tunnel farming` technology gains popularity in Sialkot [17-Feb-2010]
SIALKOT (February 13 2010): `Tunnel technology` for vegetable production is gaining popularity among the growers and farmers in the Sialkot district. A large number of farmers are trying to adopt tunnel farming aimed at producing the off-season ve...More
Pamco hands over first perishable cargo centre to Agility International[20-Nov-2009]
LAHORE (November 14 2009): Import and export facility of high value added perishable commodities like fruits, vegetable and meat both for export and import have been provided by Punjab Agri Marketing Company (Pamco) at Lahore Airport. According to details...More
US keen to invest in agriculture sector[20-Nov-2009]
KARACHI (November 14 2009): The United States of America has started preparing an initial report on possible investment opportunities in Pakistan in different areas to help boost economic activities and generate more employment opportunities. The initial ...More
Agriculture scientists urged to conduct demand oriented research[20-Nov-2009]
FAISALABAD (November 13 2009): Dr Mubarak Ali, Chief Executive, Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has asked agricultural scientists to conduct demand oriented research to solve problems faced by the farming community. He was speaking at the inaugu...More
CSF starts cultivating two new varieties of strawberry[20-Nov-2009]
ISLAMABAD (November 12 2009): The Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF), in collaboration with the Sindh Government, has started cultivation of two new varieties of strawberry imported from USA. CSF has imported two new varieties of saplings including Sweet ...More
Biofuels from agricultural waste possible [19-May-2009]
ISLAMABAD (May 12 2009): Scientists in California, US, are reporting the use of a new bioprocess that could help pave the way for producing biofuels from agricultural waste, easing concerns about stress on the global food supply from using corn and ...More
Loss of organic matter major concern for Pakistans croplands: ADB study [20-Apr-2009]
FAISALABAD (April 14 2009): The loss of organic matter is major concern for Pakistans croplands, as the organic matter plays an important role in the physical structure of soils and, more importantly, is a medium for biological processes. In a rep...More
Agriculture scientists urged to explore new possibilities in research[20-Apr-2009]
FAISALABAD (April 14 2009): Agricultural scientists should explore new possibilities in agriculture research and should learn problem handling in different ways. This was stated by Dr Zafar Altaf, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)...More
Fruit and vegetable processing centre to be set up in Sialkot [29-Dec-2008]
SIALKOT (December 27 2008): Local business community after successfully accomplishing mega projects of Sialkot International Airport completely from self-generated funds is now considering starting new projects like setting up of a 50 megawatt coa...More
BoP asked to perform active role for agriculture sector uplift[29-Dec-2008]
LAHORE (December 24 2008): The Bank of Punjab (BoP) should perform an active role for the development of agriculture sector and cottage industry in the province, and formulate solid and practicable recommendations in this regard so that provision ...More
ADB study underlines: new development strategy paradigm imperative for agriculture growth [29-Dec-2008]
FAISALABAD (December 24 2008): Asian Development Bank (ADB) emphasised the need for a new development strategy paradigm for sustainable growth of agriculture in Pakistan, which will have to be based on moving into higher technological orbits, refo...More
MGAP holds mango tree plantation ceremony[20-Nov-2008]
MULTAN (November 19 2008): Cantonment Board Multan (CBM) in collaboration with Mango Growers Association Pakistan (MGAP) planted a mango sapling in the Cantonment Garden, Multan. District Nazim Multan, Mian Faisal Mukhtar besides a large number of...More
Punjab government serious in introducing innovative drip technology[20-Nov-2008]
BEIJING (November 19 2008): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said here on Tuesday that his government was serious in introducing the innovative drip irrigation technology to bring large desert areas under cultivation....More
Mango orchards certification: PMOs to undergo audit from September 2[01-Sep-2008]
MULTAN (August 30 2008): First of three Produce Marketing Organisations (PMOs) being supported by the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF) to get their mango orchards GlobalGAP certified will go through external (final) audit on September 2, 2008....More
Vegetables and agriculture products: strategy to enhance production prepared[01-Sep-2008]
SIALKOT (August 29 2008): Punjab government has prepared a multi-pronged strategy for enhancing production of vegetables and other agricultural products for ensuring the availability of sufficient quantity of fresh vegetables on inexpensive prices in the...More
Restructuring of AARI planned[01-Sep-2008]
FAISALABAD (August 27 2008): Punjab government has prepared a plan for restructuring of Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad for improving its efficiency, which will be completed with the total cost of Rs 324.178 million. According to of...More
`Food productivity enhancement plan to be expanded in Punjab`[01-Sep-2008]
SIALKOT (August 25 2008): Food security and productivity enhancement programme of small farmers has been expanded in 1012 villages at a cost of Rs 100 million in Punjab. Official sources told Business Recorder here Sunday that the programme would jointly...More
Pakistan: Import of tomato seeds increases by 15 percent to Rs 320 million[30-Jun-2008]
The import of tomato seed increased by 15 percent to Rs 320 million during eleven months of July-May 2008, importers and trader informed Thursday. Tomato seed import covers around 65 percent of the total vegetable seed import in the country, Holland and I...More
Food security programme to be carried out in 72 villages of Sialkot[30-Jun-2008]
SIALKOT (June 28 2008): The Food Security and Productivity Enhancement Programme of Small farmers has recorded a significant expansion reached 1012 villages costing Rs 100 million in Punjab. A spokesman of Agriculture department on Friday told Business Re...More
Balochistan endowed with unique environment for fruit production[26-Mar-2008]
ISLAMABAD (March 18 2008): With four agro-ecological zones, Balochistan is endowed with a unique environment for the production of a great variety of quality fruits. The province is known as the fruit-basket of the country producing 90 percent of grapes,...More
Cold spell damages mango crop[11-Feb-2008]
MULTAN, Feb 8: The President of Mango Growers Association of Pakistan, Syed Zahid Hussain Gardezi, has said that the current cold spell in the country has devastated the mango cultivation spreading from Sahiwal in Punjab to Hyderabad in Sindh at a time wh...More
Policy evolved to facilitate horticulture sector[09-Feb-2008]
KARACHI (February 07 2008): The federal government has evolved a policy to facilitate horticulture sector with a view to increase its exports share in the international market....More
Food and vegetable processing centre to be set up[29-Jan-2008]
SIALKOT (January 28 2008): Local business community has decided to establish `Food and Vegetable Processing /Packing` Centre close to Sialkot International Airport. The setting up of common facility centre for fruit and vegetable processing close to airpo...More
Advanced technologies needed to avoid food scarcity: experts[29-Jan-2008]
ISLAMABAD (January 25 2008): Agriculture experts at a workshop here stressed the need for utilising modern technologies for the development of agriculture sector to avoid food scarcity in future....More
Jordan links mango exports to quarantine condition[29-Jan-2008]
ISLAMABAD (January 24 2008): Jordan desires to restart importing mangoes from Pakistan provided certain conditions, including quarantine procedure, are fulfilled. The offer was extended by Jordanian Ambassador Dr Saleh Ahmed Al Jawarneh in a meeting with...More
Ongoing cold spell dangerous for crops: experts[28-Jan-2008]
LAHORE (January 24 2008): Agricultural and weather experts have termed the ongoing cold spell and frost as very dangerous for many crops, such as vegetables, fruits, fodder, mustard and canola. Vice-Chairman Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP) Hussein Jehan...More
SBP issues guidelines for horticulture sector[27-Dec-2007]
KARACHI (December 25 2007): State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in consultation with stakeholders has developed new `Guidelines on Horticulture Financing` to facilitate banks in developing specific products to increase the flow of credit to the horticulture sect...More
14 factories allowed to export citrus[27-Dec-2007]
LAHORE (December 19 2007): Russia has lifted ban on importing Kinnow from Pakistan and a delegation of its Quarantine Department currently visiting Pakistan has allowed 14 factories to start exporting citrus....More
SBP presents suggestions about horticulture-business financing[13-Dec-2007]
ISLAMABAD (December 08 2007): Task Force on Horticulture, Finance and Competitiveness met here on Friday with Caretaker Finance Minister Dr Salman Shah in the chair. The participants agreed that issues of quality improvement and infrastructure development...More
`Horticulture becomes high-tech complex industry`[05-Dec-2007]
FAISALABAD (November 27 2007): Vice Chancellor UAF Professor Dr Bashir Ahmad has said that horticulture as a highly diversified industry has progressively become from a simple planting-harvesting activity to a high-tech complex industry. Among horticultur...More
Rs 315 million drip irrigation project to be launched[14-Nov-2007]
ISLAMABAD (November 08 2007): Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission will launch two years drip irrigation pilot project in selected areas of all the provinces, Fata, Northern Areas, Fana and Azad Kashmir for en...More
Business delegation to leave for South Korea[14-Nov-2007]
ISLAMABAD (November 06 2007): A six-member Pakistani business delegation will be leaving here for South Korea to participate in the four-day `The Agricultural Machinery and Seeds (TAMAS) Show 2007`. The delegation will reach the South Korean city of Daeje...More
Bank financing prerequisite for $1 billion horticulture export[01-Nov-2007]
LAHORE (October 28 2007): The Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF) providing technical support to the task force on Horticulture Finance aims at enhancing horticulture exports from present level of US $170 million to US $1 billion by 2010....More
Growing off-season vegetables[19-Oct-2007]
LAHORE: Fruit & Vegetable Development Project (FDVP) of the Punjab Agriculture department has installed 45 tunnels in six regions of the province. The programme for educating farmers in using tunnel farming for growing off-season vegetables would start fr...More
EureGAP certification key to capture world agriculture products market[12-Oct-2007]
KARACHI (October 12 2007): The EureGAP certification remains key to capturing world mango and other agricultural products market. EureGAP is preferred in Europe and may soon become mandatory....More
Two new institutes to be established in agriculture sector[08-Oct-2007]
FAISALABAD (October 04 2007): Federal government is going to establish two new institutes in agriculture sector to promote and boost research activities in the sector....More
Rs one billion released for livestock, dairy, horticulture programmes[03-Oct-2007]
ISLAMABAD (September 28 2007): Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (Minfal) has released funds of Rs one billion to be spent on different programmes of livestock, dairy and horticulture and capacity building of agricultural related institutions, s...More
Recommendations submitted for horticulture sector[03-Oct-2007]
ISLAMABAD (September 28 2007): The sub-committee of the task force on horticulture finance and competitiveness submitted its recommendations for making this areas competitive in the international market and take their advantage to increase share in export...More
Minfal to unveil first-ever agribusiness policy[27-Sep-2007]
ISLAMABAD (September 25 2007): Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock will soon introduce its first ever agribusiness policy funded by Asian Development Bank, sources told Business Recorder here on Monday...More
Minfal to launch Phase-II seed production plan shortly[24-Sep-2007]
FAISALABAD (September 24 2007): The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (Minfal) would launch second phase of National Commercial Seed Production Programme in near future, which will be completed with the cost of Rs 6.4 million. ...More
11.30 percent rise in July-August fruit exports[24-Sep-2007]
KARACHI (September 23 2007): Due to good mango and grape crops the country`s fruit exports increased to $19.653 million during July-August 2007 as compared to $16.319 million of corresponding period of last year, depicting an increase of $3.334 million, o...More
Minfal prepares special programme for food security[24-Sep-2007]
FAISALABAD (September 22 2007): Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (Minfal) has prepared a new comprehensive special programme for food security and productivity enhancement of small farmers in 1,012 villages of the country through crop maximisat...More
`Government expects a lot from agricultural scientists`[20-Sep-2007]
ISLAMABAD (September 14 2007): Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (Parc), Dr M E Tusneem has said that the government has a lot of expectations from agricultural scientists to increasing the agricultural produce and ensuring food safety for t...More
87.46 percent rise in fruits exports[05-Sep-2007]
KARACHI (September 04 2007): Due to good mango crop, the country`s fruit exports rose to $11.242 million up to July, 2007, as compared to $5.405 million of corresponding period of 2006 depicting an increase of $5. 837, or 87.46 percent. During this fin...More
Export of Mangoes to USA[28-Aug-2007]
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has signed Equivalency Frame Work Plan with USDA regarding Export of Mangoes to USA...More
Good date crop in Khairpur this year[24-Aug-2007]
KHAIRPUR (August 22 2007): The date-palm orchard owners in Khairpur district have said that the date crop in the district this year is very good and the ripening of the crop is half-way through with buyers from different parts of the country buying dates...More
Diseases in Mango trees: body formed to suggest remedial steps[24-Aug-2007]
HYDERABAD (August 20 2007): Mango is a major fruit crop of Sindh and cultivated on an area of 492,138 hectares and its production was 349,587 tonnes in 2004-2005. Livelihood of million of people in Sindh is directly and indirectly depend on this crop. Man...More
Workshop held[16-Aug-2007]
TANDO JAM (August 16 2007): One day training workshop of Mango tree diseases management held at the Agriculture Research Institute Tando Jam here on Wednesday. Australia Horticulturist Rowland Holmes presented his informative lecture. The training worksho...More
0.2 million tons kinnows may be exported in 2007-08[16-Aug-2007]
KARACHI (August 16 2007): Pakistan may export 0.2 million tons kinnows in 2007-08--almost double from 0.1 million tons exported in 2006-07--in case of a good crop, sources told Business Recorder on Wednesday. `This season, we have reports of good crop of...More
Plans to enhance horticulture to $1 billion by 2012[16-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 13 2007): Efforts are underway to enhance Pakistani horticulture exports from $150 million to $one billion by 2012 by facilitating the farmers through various schemes, official sources said....More
Horticulture sector needs more support for infrastructure[16-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 12 2007): The Sub-committee on Infrastructure (SCI) of the Task Force on Horticulture Finance and Competitiveness has found that the horticulture industry required major support in the area of infrastructure. ...More
Horticulture sector: meeting of task force sub-committee held[16-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 10 2007): The first meeting of the task force sub committee on finance and competitiveness of the horticulture sector was held here on Thursday....More
94,000 tons mango exports fetch $31.33 million[09-Aug-2007]
KARACHI (August 09 2007): Pakistan has earned $31.33 million till July 31, 2007 by exporting 94,000 tons mangoes to United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Far Eastern countries and Europe....More
`Legal steps to be taken to ensure good seed sale`[06-Aug-2007]
LAHORE (August 06 2007): The Punjab government is evolving a strategy to control the sale of substandard seed of different crops and take action against the seed companies selling seed which does not meet germination standards....More
Planning Commission clears agriculture produce future trading[06-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 06 2007): The Planning Commission has cleared introduction of future trading in different agricultural commodities at the local level, proposed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Minfal), sources told Business Recorder on Sunday....More
Need for diversified lending for agriculture uplift stressed[06-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 04 2007): Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL) must now focus on increased and diversified lending for development purposes for long-term agricultural prospects and its uplift. This was stated by the President ZTBL Mansur Khan in a two days Z...More
Uganda to buy agricultural machinery from Pakistan[06-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 04 2007): Uganda expressed the desire to purchase latest agricultural equipment`s and livestock processing units from Pakistan to boost its agriculture sector. A-3 member high level Ugandan delegation led by its Minister of State for Ani...More
Mandatory registration of seed processing units, dealers: higher fines for substandard sale proposed[02-Aug-2007]
ISLAMABAD (August 01 2007): The government is making registration of private sector companies, seed dealers and seed processing units mandatory, to settle legal disputes, and enhance penalties on sale of substandard seed, official sources told Business Re...More
Pakistan grows 21 kinds of fruits in 4 seasons[31-Jul-2007]
Agriculture-friendly climatic conditions of Pakistan allow growing of 40 different kinds of vegetables and 21 types of fruits in four seasons. Official source in Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL) Saturday said at present area under frui...More
Mango laboratory in Rahim Yar Khan this year[31-Jul-2007]
RAHIM YAR KHAN (July 29 2007): A special `mango quality laboratory` will be set up here in the current fiscal year, at a cost of Rs 28.7 million to ensure the quality of the mango crop, protect it from pests and diseases and help provide longevity. This w...More
NWFP, Qazvin to promote agriculture and industrial sectors[31-Jul-2007]
PESHAWAR (July 29 2007): NWFP government has reached an understanding with Iran`s north-western province of Qazvin for promotion of agriculture, industries, culture and tourism sectors through bilateral co-operation. In this connection, Chief Minister Akr...More
Horticulture industry earning $130 million annually[31-Jul-2007]
ISLAMABAD (July 28 2007): Pakistan contributes 130 million dollars in world horticulture market among total worth of 180 billion dollars, official sources said on Friday. They said Pakistan`s share could be increased by adopting modern technologies of hor...More
Agriculture convention on September 8[31-Jul-2007]
HYDERABAD (July 27 2007): Sindh Chamber of Agriculture has decided to host two-day convention of the Chambers of Agriculture Pakistan from September 8, 2007. The Federal Ministers Sikandar Bosan and Jehangir Tareen would be invited as the guests to discus...More
Agriculture loans: outstanding amount shows 2 percent decline[31-Jul-2007]
KARACHI (July 27 2007): Despite 24 percent growth in the credit disbursement to the agriculture sector, the outstanding amount shows a slight decline of two percent, as still agri loans outstanding amounts to over Rs 147 billion at the ends of the 2007 fi...More
Pakistan earns $24m annually from mango exports[23-Jul-2007]
ISLAMABAD: Terming mango as the choicest fruit of the Sub- continent, Amir Khusro said in his Persian verse, `For garden pride the mango is sought. Ere ripe, other fruits to cut we ban, but mango serves, ripe or not.`...More
Banks to provide Rs 10 billion loans to livestock farmers: Bosan[20-Jul-2007]
RAWALPINDI (July 19 2007): Banks will provide Rs 10 billion loans to livestock farmers to meet the local market demand and enhance the livestock exports to neighbouring countries, said Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Sikandar Hayat...More
MoC proposes `NTCIP` for enhancing edibles and floriculture exports[20-Jul-2007]
ISLAMABAD (July 19 2007): The Ministry of Commerce has given proposals for enhancing annual export of fruit, vegetables, and floriculture from $150 million to $400 million in the next five years under National Trade Corridor Improvement Programme (NTCIP)....More
`Government committed to promote agriculture sector in Fata`[20-Jul-2007]
PESHAWAR (July 19 2007): The government is committed to promote agriculture in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and huge funds are being spent on reclamation of cultivable wasteland, conversion of wild olives into oil-bearing fruits and intr...More
Sialkot to have vegetable preservation centre[20-Jul-2007]
SIALKOT (July 18 2007): The business community of Sialkot will establish a vegetable and flowers packing and preservation centre in Sialkot soon. Sources told Business Recorder that the proposed centre would be set up near Sialkot international airport. I...More
Horticulture sector: task force set up for improving competitiveness[14-Jul-2007]
ISLAMABAD (July 13 2007): The government has constituted a 12-member task force for improving competitiveness of horticulture sector to boost up its export through a focussed approach and better financing. The task force members were senior officials of e...More
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