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Quality control of farm products

In today’s competitive world trade quality of product counts most. Those countries which ignore quality lose. Take the example of Pakistan. At the time of independence it inherited a quality control system which was confined to meat, cream, butter, mustard oil and eggs. Their grading was done on a voluntary …

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Grain storages for food security

IN the absence of planning for maximisation of crops and low spending of allocated funds for construction of modern storage facilities, Sindh faces a threat of becoming a food insecure province. The present population of around 40 million of the province is likely to double by 2030. This rapid increase …

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Fish exports up 21pc in value during 9 months

Pakistan Seafood Industries Association says exports to Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand have virtually nullified the negative impact of EU ban. – Reuters photo KARACHI: Fish exports increased by 21 per cent in value during the nine months of the current fiscal year despite a ban imposed by EU on …

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South Asia frets over high food prices

Ambika Biswas looks at her grocery bag and winces. She is buying food for her family in one of New Delhi’s cheapest markets — yet her grocery costs are far higher than last year. Pulses are on display at a shop in Mumbai on September 17, 2009. Her maid’s income …

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Adequate supplies of sugar available: TCP

The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has sufficient sugar stocks to meet Ramazan demand and has already issued orders for release of 50,000 tons of sugar to Utility Stores Corporation from its total stocks of 166,000 tons lying with different mills throughout the country. This was stated by TCP chairman …

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Availability & Affordability of Food Items in Pakistan

A country’s agricultural development is generally attributed to improvements in its food supply and the gradual elimination of dietary deficiencies, improving the overall nutritional status of the country’s population coupled with change in preferences in the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food. Acculturation of diet habits, working style and …

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FOOD AUTARKY: – An Elusive Goal

Food autarky has been the primary goal of policy makers since the mid- 1950’s but unfortunately has been missed with the result that the country spends over $1.6 billion annually on the import of wheat, edible oil, milk, tea, etc. The situation has been compounded by phenomenal population growth and smuggling across …

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