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Pakistan Rice News

No order for Pakistani non-basmati rice in Gulfood exhibition

Pakistani non-basmati rice has failed in swamping Gulf food market as price of Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice is relatively lower. According to details, Pakistan’s rice exporters participated in Dubai’s ‘Gulfood Exhibition’ but did not succeed in getting a single order for non-basmati rice. “We are unable to compete Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice as… Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey to ink Free Trade Agreement in May

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey to be signed in the month of May 2017, which would enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. Both sides would share provisional list for reaching the final agreement for FTA in coming round of dialogue. Both of the countries would hold discussions on agreement on goods,… Read More »

Pakistan’s non-competitive rice loses international market

Apart from falling textile exports textile, rice exports are also expected to record a reduction of around 30 percent this year as the non-competitive product loses its international market. Producing comparatively competitive rice, India is fast capturing Pakistan’s traditional market for rice in Arab countries. According to rice exporters, the cheaper supply from India has… Read More »

Sustainable rice production

Last time the world witnessed a phenomenal growth in agricultural productivity was back in the 60s. What American biologist Norman Borlaug initiated in Mexican wheat fields during the mid-20th century, the first breeder of then newly established International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Dr Peter Jennings, did the same for rice. Together, these two men brought… Read More »

Reports show Nigeria is not second largest producer of rice

peaking at a special interactive session with the youths organised by Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria (SGGN) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city recently, Shehu further called on Nigerians to be patient with the government of President Buhari as the administration was doing more to shore up the economy. “But as I speak to… Read More »