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Biofortification – a Way Forward to Nourishing Future

IMPROVEMENT OF nutrient status of staple food crops through plant breeding, agronomic management or genetic engineering is referred as biofortification. This idea is practicing globally due to its promising outcomes and plant breeders are engaged in research pertaining to germplasm bank of those crops cultivars, which have high nutritional value …

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ECC allows 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse import

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved on Thursday import of 50,000 tonnes of gram pulse to control its prices in the local market. A meeting of the ECC, presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, was informed by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research that …

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Banks begin value-chain financing

AFTER the launch of agricultural value-chain financing last October, banks have begun using this tool to boost their risk-mitigated lending to the agriculture sector. But the journey seems to be long and arduous. Right now, the bulk of value-chain financing (VCF) is concentrated in crop-growing and animal farming, as it …

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