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Livestock & crop insurance — An effective tool to avert flood losses

  The flood and the deluge has caused heavy losses in the form of human life, crop, livestock, property and infrastructure, which are preliminary estimated at US$200 million, however, exact number of losses would be quantifiable when the process of restoration will start specially in Punjab. However, the flood ravages this year are much less compared to the flood devastations, which had cost over US$10.1 billion in 2010. It is …

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Crop insurance for farmers vital for agri growth

  Agricultural production and farm incomes in Pakistan are frequently affected by natural disasters such as droughts, floods, cyclones, storms, landslides and the earthquakes. Destruction to agriculture is often combined by the outbreak of epidemics and man-made disasters such as fire, sale of unauthentic seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, etc. Farmers across the country had suffered losses of billions of rupees due to floods of 2010 and rains of 2011. Agricultural …

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Running of a new water system in Balochistan

  Developing of water resources in water-starved province, Balochistan is the key to maximize crop production and this can be done through increasing surface water supplies and conserving water using the latest technologies and protecting land and infrastructure from water logging, salinity, floods and soil erosion. The Balochistan government led by Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch needs to focus for the solution and to overcome the scarcity of water through …

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Accelerating growth of the agriculture and agro-based industry through crop technologies need of the hour

  Crop yields can be increased by 50% through the use of new technology, seed varieties Developing competitive agro-industries is crucial for generating employment and income opportunities, as it enhances the quality of farm products. Agro-industries have the potential to provide employment for the rural population not only in farming, but also in off-farm activities such as handling, packaging, processing, transporting and marketing of food and agricultural products. There are …

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