OVER the last five years, the agriculture sector received an impetus from support prices for food crops and removal of discords on water distribution among provinces.
KARACHI, Jan 27: Ostriches are farmed on a commercial basis in over 100 countries around the world for their meat, hide and feathers. The bird’s meat, a very similar in taste and texture to mutton but containing very low content of cholesterol and fat, can provide a solution to Pakistan’s increasing requirement of protein-containing meat amid escalating prices of mutton, beef, chicken, etc.
PESHAWAR, Jan 26: The vegetables and agriculture crops grown in Peshawar city are three times more contaminated than the World Health Organisation standards, making them extremely toxic for human consumption.
Consuming such vegetables can cause severe nervous system disruption, lethargy besides being a causative factor of cancer and premature deliveries.
Restructuring and Strengthening of Water Resources Planning, Development and Monitoring Directorate of Irrigation and Power Department, Balochistan 2008
Onion is an important bulb vegetable crop, commercially grown in many countries of the world including Pakistan. Onion is being used as a raw and given protection to human beings from sun stroke, normally is consumed green as well as in mature stages almost by every one (poor as well as rich people), by different mean. The crop is of importance in such a mean too that increased production earns foreign currency through export and in case of shortages onion is imported by spending many million rupees.