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War on water   

“Wars of twenty-first century will be fought over water” Ismail Serageldin.  Water is the driving force for all the nature. Pakistan is a grave victim of water scarcity , because of being on lower riparian in relation to the rivers emanating from the Indian held Kashmir, India has never missed …

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Investing in Agriculture

Investing in Agriculture “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness’’ Thomas. Long time ago some wisest person think of growing crops is far better than to rear large, horrible and toothier animals, with the passage of time …

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Role of information technology in Agriculture

Role of information technology in Agriculture Two major problems of the world; population growth and urbanization .the population of the world is increasing day by day and it is daunting. As per 1998 census, population of Pakistan was 130,857,717 and by an estimate in 2016 it is 194,077,727. The population …

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Food Security a fight with hunger

Food Security a fight with hunger Once Dr. Norman Borlaug father of modern agriculture stated that ‘’you can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery’’. There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere at no time, should go hungry. If we …

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Agroforestry: Needs and practices for adoption in Pakistan

Agroforestry: Needs and practices for adoption in Pakistan Ehsan Raza Asif1*, Sajid Hussain2, Moeen Ijaz1, Nadia Niaz3, 1 Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 2 Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 3 Department of Food Technology, PMAS, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi *Corresponding Author e-mail: ehsanrazaasif@gmail.com …

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Crop residues are the right of soil

Crop residues are the right of soil Mono-cropping is a major nutrient depleting source for soil. Continuously growing of one crop may leads towards deficiency of specific types of nutrients. On the other hand multiple cropping and intensive agriculture are also exhausting nutrients from soil. This leads towards soil sickness …

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Green manuring, a tool for sustainable agriculture

Population pressure not only disturbing humans but also to the natural resources. Being an agricultural country Pakistan has to feed a growing population with limited resources of land and water. Pakistan has cultivated area 22.6 mha-1 out of which about 17.58 mha-1 is irrigated by canal system and remaining 3.96 …

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Soil Pollution: A risk for Agricultural productivity

Soil Pollution: A risk for Agricultural productivity Maqsood Khan, M. Waseem Abbas, Tahir Jamil, Humayun Ahmed and Nazer Manzoor Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 38040, Pakistan. It is a process that causes spoilage of soil by human and natural resource that affect the living organism. The four main …

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