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  Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by the cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock).
It may also refer to industrial agriculture, (often refered to as factory farming) long prevalent in "developed" nations and increasingly so elsewhere, which consists of obtaining financial income from the cultivation of land to yield produce, the commercial raising of animals (animal husbandry), or both.
Agriculture is also short for the study of the practice of agriculture—more formally known as agricultural science.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agriculture   (2340 words)

 Encyclopedia: Agriculture Of Pakistan
Pakistan's economic outlook has brightened in recent years in conjunction with rapid economic growth and a dramatic improvement in its foreign exchange position as a result of its current-account surplus and a consequent rapid growth in hard-currency reserves.
Pakistan's Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz, who has been credited with Pakistan's economic turnaround, was elected to the office of Prime Minister on August 28, 2004.
Pakistan has a large informal economy, which the government is trying to document and assess.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Agriculture-Of-Pakistan   (1882 words)

Pakistan is known for its excellent network of irrigation canals and rich agricultural lands, with three major reservoirs — Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma, 23 barrages, 12 huge inter-river irrigation canals, 59,200 kilometers irrigation canals and more than 106 kilometers of water courses and 107,000 numbers of field channels.
Pakistan is a land of promise and tremendous development possibilities by virtue of its unique geographical location, fast acquisitional talents of its people, and richness of natural and cultural resources.
The agricultural crops (wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane, maize, millet, vegetables and forestry); and sub-sectors (livestock, fishery) are backbone of economy and these are badly affected due to shortage of water in the country.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /database1/cover/c2003-28.asp   (2935 words)

 oc31a   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
During the decades starting 1959/60, Pakistan's GDP grew at rates varying between 6.78 percent (1959/60 to 1969/70), 4.67 percent (1969/70 to 1979/80), and 5.96 percent (1980/81 to 1991/92); thus the slowest rate achieved was during the decade of 1970s and the highest rate was achieved during the 1960s (Table 1.1).
The share of agriculture in GDP fell from 46 percent in 1959/60 to 39 percent in 1969/70, 31 percent in 1979/80 to 23 percent by 1992/93.
Agricultural households were further classified by their access to land: owner cultivators, tenants, and agricultural laborers.
hdr.undp.org /docs/publications/ocational_papers/oc31a.htm   (10535 words)

 Pakistan Development Gateway (Agriculture)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is the apex agricultural research organization at the national level.
Pakistan is an agricultural country most of our rural population depends upon agriculture for their living.
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), the apex organization at the national level for the promotion of Science and Technology Programmes in the areas of agricultural research, is an autonomous organization.
www.pdg.org.pk /Agriculture.htm   (2817 words)

 Employment Sector: PAKISTAN: Employment, Output and Productivity-Nomaan Majid
The decomposition exercise for agriculture shows that agricultural output growth was driven predominantly by the employment effect in the 1970s, largely by the productivity effect in the 1980s and then again largely by the employment effect in the 1990s.
In general it may be arguable that in Pakistan, although poverty and real wages are related inversely, as should be the case in an economy in which hired labour constitutes more than half of the employed, both high and low GDP growth situations have led to the alleviation of poverty.
What is significant about the growth of output and employment in the agricultural sector in Pakistan, is not so much their rates of growth, but the changing composition of the labour force on the one hand and the increased variability in the pattern of its production over time, on the other.
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/strat/publ/iddp33.htm   (19559 words)

 Agriculture (from Pakistan) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Pakistan is among the largest nations lacking sufficient precipitation to support dryland cropping.
Established under traumatic circumstances, modern Pakistan was carved from British India—first by partition in 1947 and later by war with India in 1971.
The Latin roots of the word agriculture mean “cultivation of the fields.” From the beginning, agriculture has included raising both crops and livestock.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=206080&ct=   (981 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pakistan - Agriculture in Pakistan | Pakistani Information Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
In FY 1993, agriculture, and small-scale forestry and fishing, contributed 25 percent of GDP and employed 48 percent of the labor force.
Agricultural products, especially cotton yarn, cotton cloth, raw cotton, and rice, are important exports.
Although there is agricultural activity in all areas of Pakistan, most crops are grown in the Indus River plain in Punjab and Sindh.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/pakistan/pakistan78.html   (245 words)

 Definition of Agriculture Of Pakistan
At Purchasing Power Parity, Pakistan's GDP in 2003 was estimated at approximately $293 billion, slightly larger than that of Saudi Arabia (World Bank, PDF) (http://www.worldbank.org/data/databytopic/GDP_PPP.pdf).
Although it has received a positive endorsement from international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF and the ADB, as well as improved credit ratings from S&P and Moody's, Pakistan is still experiencing a costly dearth of Foreign Direct Investment.
The Sharif government had difficulty meeting the conditionality of the IMF program, which was suspended in July 1999, and resumed later during Pervez Musharraf's administration.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Agriculture_Of_Pakistan   (1948 words)

 Agriculture { Caritas Pakistan }
Following the success of the completion of this initiative, an Agriculture Workshop was conducted at the National Secretariat in August 1997 to introduce a national work plan for all the dioceses to implement.
The main thrust of this programme is to increase the capacity and capability of Caritas units around the country to plan and manage agriculture projects, as well as to increase the income and living standards of poor farming families through increased agriculture production.
agriculture activities (agriculture inputs, goats and pair of bullocks) in 16 villages
www.brain.net.pk /~caritas/Agriculture.htm   (431 words)

 Water development for irrigated agriculture in Pakistan: past trends, returns and future requirements - Hafeez Akhtar ...
Indiscriminate, unplanned disposal of agricultural drainage effluent (polluted with fertilisers, insecticides, pesticides), untreated sewage and industrial waste loaded with heavy metals and other toxic materials, is flowing into rivers, canals and drains, causing water quality deterioration in downstream waterways and water bodies.
At current growth rates, Pakistan's population is estimated to increase from 139 million in 1998 to 208 million in the year 2025, an increase of nearly 48 percent (Bhutta 1999).
There is a need to organise irrigation and agriculture sectors both on the basis of irrigation districts in the Indus basin and valley basis in the mountainous areas.
www.fao.org /DOCREP/005/AC623E/ac623e0i.htm   (7240 words)

 University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan
In the 1970s, the Government of Pakistan constituted a Barani Commission to review and recommend measures for the development of rainfed agriculture and uplift of the poor masses through education, research, and development of technology, and manpower.
Pursuant to the recommendations of the Barani Commission, the Government of Punjab established Barani Agricultural College, Rawalpindi which was later upgraded to the level of the University in 1994.
The mandate of the University is to produce high-quality agricultural scientists and to form an organized scientific infrastructure for teaching and research for the development of dryland regions of the country, thus minimizing the income gap between the rich and poor and irrigated & arid areas.
www.uaar.edu.pk   (623 words)

 WOMEN AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN PAKISTAN - F. PANHWAR - WCHR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
In the rural areas of Pakistan, agriculture land is owned by men and they use family labour including women for producing crops.
Their full time employment in sustainable agriculture in the past 2 years, in preference to men has changed the life pattern of a group of 12 women consisting of one couple of parents, their daughters, daughter-in-laws and nieces.
Research is required to analyse and quantify the complex environmental and economic consequences of the transition from conventional to low input and organic farming systems, and to evaluate the long term environmental and economic viability of such systems.
www.agrsci.unibo.it /wchr/wc5/panhwar.html   (2305 words)

 Agriculture in Pakistan
I am from Islamabad which is the capital of Pakistan.
In Islamabad there are some Agricultural lands, Islamabad has the largest research center in Pakistan "PARC".
The agriculture in Pakistan is primarily Wheat Rice and Cotton.
www2.msstate.edu /~fak1/fak1.html   (109 words)

 Arcom International - Agriculture - Pakistan
Pakistan varieties are as under: - 1- irri- 6 (long grain.
For the last 10 year we were affiliated with Dutch firm and have exported approximately over 1.5 million tons of Pakistan rice various varieties.
We are registered as exporter with export promotion bureau, Pakistan and member of rice exporter association of Pakistan and chamber of commerce & industry, Karachi-Pakistan.
www.exportlinker.com /businessdirectory/0000001516.htm   (198 words)

 Monsanto Pakistan - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Dr Kauser Abdullah Malik who is one of the members of the Atomic Energy Commission for Bio-Sciences in Pakistan while addressing scientists said biotechnology was one of the tools that the nation should use to fight poverty and hunger.
Drought tolerant plants are the need of hour for Pakistan and it might soon find a solution to this problem.
Modern agricultural methods have dramatically increased global farm yields over the past 30 years.
www.monsantopakistan.com   (281 words)

 Oryza_World_Rice_Industry_Trade_Agriculture - Pakistan: Basmati Support Price May Be Raised By 10 %   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The federal government in Pakistan is likely to increase the support price of basmati rice paddy by about 10 % and import 250,000 MT of urea for Rabi season.
The ministry of food, agriculture and livestock has proposed to increase the support price of basmati and Irri-6 rice by Rs50 per 40-kg.
It has proposed to increase the support price for basmati from Rs510 to Rs560 per 40-kg and that of Irri-6 to Rs260 per 40-kg.
www.oryza.com /printout760.html   (98 words)

 Pakistan Profile: Economy
Pakistan, an impoverished and underdeveloped country, has suffered from decades of internal political disputes, low levels of foreign investment, and a costly, ongoing confrontation with neighboring India.
While long-term prospects remain uncertain, given Pakistan's low level of development, medium-term prospects for job creation and poverty reduction are the best in nearly a decade.
Islamabad has raised development spending from about 2% of GDP in the 1990s to 4% in 2003, a necessary step towards reversing the broad underdevelopment of its social sector.
www.nationmaster.com /country/pk/Economy   (525 words)

 Oryza_World_Rice_Industry_Trade_Agriculture - Pakistan: Rice Exporters Seek Representation On Basmati Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Pakistani rice exporters have expressed their annoyance over formation as well as registration of Basmati Rice Association of Pakistan (BRAP), saying that the body of farmers must appoint exporters on its board.
As the rice exports are expected to touch a billion mark this year, it has attracted a number of stakeholders as well as vested interests to start taming and capitalizing on this expanded sector of the country.
The farmers desire at least one REAP representative should be included in the newly formed body of growers so that the infant body can amicably present Basmati issue at international foray.
www.oryza.com /printout718.html   (168 words)

 HYDERABAD: Demand to amend sugar mills act -DAWN - Local; September 19, 2005
HYDERABAD, Sept 18: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture has demanded that the government should introduce amendments in the Sugar Factories Control Act to include mill-owners in the sugarcane control board.
If the payments were not made on time then interest should be paid to farmers according to the rates of the agriculture bank of Pakistan.
He said the growers be provided with premium according to government rates and 25 per cent sugar cess be spent on research.
www.dawn.com /2005/09/19/local24.htm   (327 words)

 Success stories in saline agriculture in pakistan: from research to production and development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This paper describes some of the work on saline agriculture in Pakistan over the last 20 years, giving examples of successes in translating techniques from the laboratory to the farming community.
Examples are given of projects demonstrating the use of halophytic species for fodder and fuel production, and improvements due to new agronomic techniques and plant breeding.
Mention is also made of the technique of biological reclamation of salt-affected soils.
www.cazs.bangor.ac.uk /salinity/Resources/SuccessesinsalineagricultureAbstract.htm   (304 words)

 Pakistan Economy - Industry - Agriculture - Energy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Pakistan has world's largest canal based irrigation system, cultivating ¼ of the total area.
Pakistan has vast stocks of natural gas in eastern Baluchistan and north-west Sindh.
Because of poor distribution and no further expansion in existing power plants, Pakistan is facing serious power crises.
www.instecdigital.com /1/pakfact4.htm   (357 words)

 Agriculture - United States - Agriculture and Farming directory for growers , horticulture , livestock , supplies , ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Agriculture and Farming directory for growers, horticulture, livestock, supplies, trees, crops
Agriculture, stock raising, fox farming, trapping, fishing and fish processing kept the settlers going...
Agriculture, however, is still a primary employer in El Mirage.
www.servicesdirectory.us /dir/32/1.php   (2134 words)

 webmezban.com - The Portal of Pakistan - agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Agriculture search engine, educational articles, news, forum and shopping.
Plastic picking hampers can be used for a variety of products in the agricultural field.
Agricultures du Comminges et de la Voïvodie de Krosno
webmezban.com /cgi-bin/search/smartsearch.cgi?keywords=agriculture   (440 words)

 Agriculture Of Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
ISLAMABAD, Sept 20 : Pakistan has urged Turkey for establishment of storage, processing and preservation facilities in the field of horticulture.
India said it cannot open up its agriculture market further for developed nations unless the US and EU eliminate their trade-distorting subsidies.
Trade / foreign investment India said it cannot open up its agriculture market further for developed nations unless the US and EU eliminate their trade-distorting subsidies.
1114835.mallforeverything.com   (411 words)

 Quetta-Balochistan,Pakistan Agriculture
I am from Quetta which is the Capital city of the province of Balochistan,Pakistan.Quetta is called the fruit garden of Pakistan (Source:www) see Quetta Profile for detail description.My previous degree is from University of Balochistan
More information is available about agriculture and many other fields for Quetta and for rest of the Pakistan on Anjum Naseer and Quetta.
Quetta is primarily a fruit growing area.The weather conditions in Quetta are cold and dry.Some of the main fruits included.
www2.msstate.edu /~ea17/homeag.html   (167 words)

 Welcome to TelMedPak - Agriculture Page
During the last few years, the supply of irrigation water for crop production, is showing a declining trend.
The pundits who can forecast the likely availability of the water for agricultural purposes in the coming days do not give much hope for improvement.
Instead they foresee a scenario in which such supplies would be on the decrease every year.
www.telmedpak.com /agriculture.asp   (195 words)

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