Agriculture


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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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Agriculture extension is significantly lacking because the 17,000 agriculture extension workers who report to the local government units are not effectively used.
He said the agriculture played a crucial role in the economy of Balochistan as approximately 80 per cent people were linked with this sector.
Later, the minister handed over keys of vehicles to agriculture officers of 88 upazilas at the function.
'Counties need to collate expenditure on agriculture so as to know the total investment in the sector by both the national and the county governments.'
Meanwhile, delegations hailing from different parts of Balochistan called on Agriculture Minister Engineer Zamrak Khan Achakzai and apprised him problems and issues of their specific areas, besides requesting him for their early resolution.
The Speaker underlined the need to reform the agriculture sector by investing in infrastructure, research, value chains, capacity building and enhanced access to finances and new markets.
Secretary national food security said that provinces and centre have planned to spend Rs287 billion in agriculture sector.
Today also marks the beginning of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, where Agriculture in the Classroom organizations from across the country allow students to participate in activities to learn about, and connect and understand the agriculture industry.
The ceremony was attended by Ehsan Bhutta Special Secretary (Agriculture), Faisal Yousuf Director General PITB (IT), Mohammad Rafiq Akhtar Director Agriculture Information, Punjab along with other high-ups of the Agriculture Department.
He said that the government will facilitate the farmers and will fulfill their requirements on the priority basis and added that they will have to take benefit from China's expertise in the agriculture sector.
The Ambassador of Uzbekistan offered chief minister to establish a technical institute in Sindh which would offer specialized graduation and post-graduation degrees in agriculture. He also offered to install a special plant to manufacture agriculture machinery.
According to the news report a former Primer Minster of Pakistan from Baluchistan is among those who have been sent tax notices after he was apparently found making false claim of paying provincial agriculture tax in order to claim exemption from federal income tax, according to sources in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

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