Impacts of Synthetic Chemical Pesticides on Health

Pesticides are poisons and, unfortunately, they can harm more than just the “pests” at which they are targeted. They are toxic, and exposure to pesticides can not only cause a number of health effects, but is linked to a range of serious illnesses and diseases in humans, from respiratory problems to cancer. Exposure Exposure to …

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Pesticides Cause Special Problems For Children

Pesticides can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. They are found in our soil and even in our breast milk. These pesticides are the only toxic substances released intentionally into our environment to kill living things: to kill weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides), rodents …

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Newly appointed pro-vice-chancellor of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR)

Dr Sarwat Naz Mirza has been appointed pro-vice-chancellor of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR). It is the matter of immense pleasure to share the really good news for one our prestigious PMAS- Arid Agriculture University, RWP. The appointment has been made by Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana in his capacity …

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CPEC has Increased Pressure on Our Local Producers

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not just a hot topic in print and electronic media but the term CPEC has also become a buzzword among the masses. However, the question is how to maximise benefits from the corridor and minimise negative externalities for Pakistan. Mere desire or wish to achieve something is not …

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has Approved a $20 Million Loan to Help Pakistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $20 million loan to help Pakistan’s Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) to expand access to credit for agriculture-related borrowers and small businesses. “Agriculture and small business are critical sectors in Pakistan’s economy that play a significant role in job creation and poverty reduction,” said Ms. Christine Engstrom, Director …

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UVAS in Solving Poultry Industry Issues

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Monday shared with stakeholders the results of two research studies/projects conducted by its Business School and Center for Applied Policy Research in Livestock (CAPRIL) with the financial support of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA). Poultry farmers, industry representatives, faculty members and students attended the presentation. Kinnaird Collage …

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Pakistan Poultry Association, Kissan Ittehad, PBA Delegations Discuss Budget Proposals with Dar

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Monday, said that emphasized smooth supply of poultry meat during the holy month of Ramadan. The government will keep a close watch on poultry prices and the association must also extend its support to the government for a thorough price check for the benefit of the general public. He also said …

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Government should Develop Supportive Policies for the Dairy Sector

Pakistan ranks as the fourth-highest milk producing nation in the world as dairy farming is one of the biggest industries in Pakistan with an estimated 42 million tonnes of milk production per year, having 11.30 percent share in the gross domestic products. The country has approximately 63 million animals producing milk, and over eight million …

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Online Certification Course in Principles of Sustainable Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION AEP MOOCs online certification course in “Principles of Sustainable Agriculture” is an engaging course and it is packed with the knowledge to help you to understand the basics concepts of the subject. This online course is ideal for those, who want to get the basic and conceptual knowledge about the subject. This course …

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