Pak Agri Outlook

Food and Agriculture Sector in Pakistan

The overall situation of Food during the year 1998-99 was satisfactory. In order to provide relief to the consumers, the government has taken various measures to control the inflation in food items. The agriculture sector, which is the largest sector of Pakistan’s Economy, has registered a marginal growth of 0.35 per …

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Agricultural Background of Pakistan

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an ancient Southern Asian country, bordering the Arabian Sea to the North, with India on the East, Iran and Afghanistan on the west, and China in the north. Pakistan mainly comprises of four provinces, Balochistan, North West Frontier, the Punjab and Sindh Pakistan.   

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Nutritive Value of Potato

 Potato is the natures nearest approach after milk as whole food.Except fat, it contains all the essential minerals, amino acids and starch, which is a good source of sugar and rich source of energy. Potato has provided itself as the best alternative food during wars and also peace. It has …

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Monitoring agriculture with remote sensing

 REMOTE sensing is the science (and to some extent an art) of acquiring information about the earth’s surface without actually being in contact with it. This is done by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy and processing, analysing, and applying that information. In remote sensing, information transfer is accomplished …

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Legumes cultivation for soil fertility

LEGUMES, commonly known as beans and pulses, are plants of the family Fabaceae, also known as Leguminosae. Legumes are second to cereals in providing food for the world. In comparison to cereal grains, legume seeds are rich in protein, providing a highly nutritional food resource. The major staple foods such …

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SCOPE, VISION, AND NEED OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Sustainable agriculture gained popularity after the concept of modernization in environment and WTO implication to promote sanitary and phyto- sanitary measure for agriculture. This concept reveals that a sustained able agriculture does not deplete soils, people and resources. Sustainable agriculture is integrated, nature-based agro ecosystems designed to be self-reliant, resource- …

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