Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wheat Declines on Pakistan Wheat Speculation as Country Lifts Export Ban

ECC to approve new wheat support price today
By Jae Hur
Wheat dropped for a second day in Chicago on speculation Pakistan may export the grain after a shipment ban was lifted and as a price advance to a four-month high attracted sellers. Corn and soybeans fell for the third day. >>> More

Clearing mango orchards for more profitable crops

Published on December 8, 2010 by admin   ·   No Comments Clearing mango orchards for more profitable crops
By Mohammad Hussain Khan
DECLINING profitability is forcing mango orchard owners in Sindh to shift to other crops that are of short duration and offer better returns. Cases of chopping mango trees are being reported from areas that are traditionally known for mango production. >>> More

A Study of Prioritisation of Information Related Needs of Farmers

Published on December 6, 2010 by admin   ·   No Comments A Study of Prioritisation of Information Related Needs of Farmers
A Study of Prioritisation Plugging information gaps through ICTs
Sapna A Narula
Assistant Professor
TERI University,New Delhi, India
narulasapna@gmail.com
ICTs offer great potential for economic growth and social empowerment of farmers by linking agricultural supply chains to national and global markets. >>>> More

Friday, December 3, 2010

Govt to face loss of $130/tonne on wheat export




wheat export Pakistan
* Delayed decision by ECC will cause further loss to national exchequer

By Razi Syed
KARACHI: The government will suffer a loss of $130 per metric tonne on wheat export as prices of the commodity in the international market are hovering around $275 to $290 per metric tonne. >>>> More

Thursday, December 2, 2010

FAO Food Price Index Hits 28-Month High


EU and FAO help farmers’ associations increase their yields
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization revised upward its monthly food price index to a 28-month high due to higher global prices of cereals, sugar and vegetable oils. >>>> More

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tanzania plans better irrigation with ICTs

Tanzania plans better irrigation with ICTs
Joash Nyitambeis
Tanzania’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation has developed an ICT strategy, which includes using GIS, radio and cell phones, to deliver irrigation and water services. Joash Nyitambeis head of the ICT unit at the Ministry shares the national ICT plan. >>> More

Remote sensing and cell phone technology deliver water management information

Remote sensing and cell phone technology deliver water management information 
Richard Soppe
Irrisat-SMS combines satellite data, information from local weather stations and feedback from farmers to deliver daily, detailed irrigation scheduling advice via SMS. >>>> More