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Agri News(RSS)

China helps Pakistan tackle locust plague

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No, China Is Not Sending a Giant Duck Army to Defeat Pakistan's Locusts

Chinese experts mull using duck legion to help Pakistan wipe out locust plague

China unleashing 100,000-strong 'duck army' to fight Pakistan's locust swarm

Chinese experts to help Pakistan tackle locusts

Global Fungicides Market Worth Expected to $24.89 billion by 2023

China to dispatch 100,000-strong 'duck army' to Pakistan to devour locust swarm

Questions raised about of China’s ‘duck army’ to help Pakistan fight locusts

China will not send ducks to tackle locusts in Pakistan, says expert

China prepares 100,000 ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms

China Sends "Army" To Pakistan: 100,000 Ducks To Fight Locust Swarms

Why ducks are better than pesticide when tackling locust swarms

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To fight crop-eating pests in Pakistan, China set to send army of 100,000 ducks

China to send ‘duck army’ to help Pakistan fight locusts

Dr Sania Nishter is quietly doing things considered 'almost impossible' in Pakistan

Skip Drish, a Man of Many Talents, Discusses His 30-Year Construction Career

Governor Shah Farman tells German envoy of merged districts problems

Pakistan seeks direct US market access

Pakistan's economy surviving on ventilator, says Dr Kaiser Bengali

Abdul Razzak Dawood briefs US Commerce Secretary on ease of doing business in Pakistan

The world catches cold

A constant fear of death in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

Pakistan-administered Kashmir's PM calls for 'military' action

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Pakistan Pays Russia $93.5 million to settle 40 years old dispute

Pakistan apprehends 63 fishermen, 11 boats from Gujarat in a week

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Why does child labour continue to plague Pakistan?

Free power to Punjab farmers to continue: CM

Scientists develop enzyme produced from agricultural waste for use as laundry detergent

Senate panel seeks vacation of illegally occupied Ministers' Enclave bungalows

Pakistan pays Rs1,442bn to Russia over trade dispute: report

'High cost of doing business pushing packaged dairy prices in Pakistan'

Cabinet members dispute Pakistan's crop estimates

Trump’s Fishing for Business in India With Possible $3 Billion Worth of Arms

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Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy seeks asylum in France

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Agriculture Market 2020 Global Trends, Share, Growth, Analysis and Forecast To 2025

Pakistan second-most polluted country in the world in terms of air quality, claims report

Berries from the deserts of Pakistan

Trump tells India ties with Pakistan are very good

Pakistan, China confident coronavirus won't affect CPEC

Pakistan offers $100bn investment opportunities in energy sector: Ayub

Substantial decline in vegetable prices, says PM

Trump hopes Pakistan-India tensions will ease

Pakistani Christian Woman Seeks Political Asylum In France


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About Us

The research For Agricultural Development Program (RADP) a mega program of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) funded through Public Sector Development Program. The Research and Development Program was designed to address the current and emerging needs of agriculture research and development. The program aims to initiate research on priority areas in 22 themes identified in consultation with National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in various sectors i.e., Crop Sciences, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences, Agriculture Engineering Division and Social Sciences with its own implementation mechanism through established PARC system. The program also addresses strengthening of the research infrastructure through supply of need base lab/field equipments, improvement of existing labs/offices, glass houses, new constructions and human resource development.

By the end of FY 2014-15, more than, One hundred and seventy (170) research activities/sub-projects were launched. Out of these, 115 sub-projects have completed their life. Sector wise numbers of the approved, ongoing and completed project are summarized in the table below.


Sr. No






Crop Sciences





Natural Resources





Animal Sciences





Social Sciences














     The research activities/projects in operation are reviewed annually by the senior management of PARC, with primary objective to quantify progress/outputs of each of these projects, assesses possible completion/funds utilization and to give directions for speedy achievements of set targets.

 Scope & Objectives:

  • Research: Priority research themes (22) and activities (120) identified in consultation with NARS/stake-holders to develop research plans.

  • Infrastructural development: Up gradation of research labs, green houses and other facilities at research establishments

  • Collaboration: International and national research collaboration.

  • Training: Human resource development.

  • To address the current and emerging needs of science based-agriculture development, food security, poverty reduction, economic efficiency & export competitiveness.

  • To serve as a mechanism for timely response to emerging research issues (Pest/disease epidemics, nutrient deficiency, climate change)

  • Develop technologies for maximizing productivity (per unit Land, labor, water, capital etc)

  • Move from research output to innovations as products and services for small holder

    The management structure of the project authorizes the Program Executive Committee (PEC) of the project to approve and fund research sub-projects on priority basis. Mechanism for approvals and implementation of the project has been provided in the project. Programme Steering Committee (PSC) under Seceratary M/o National Food Security & Research provides overall guidance and authorizes technical revision and reappropriation of funds within approved cost and scope.



Executing Agency:

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

Project Cost:

Rs. 2963.000 Million

(LC:     Rs. 2086.51 million)

(FEC:  Rs. 876.49 million)


60 months (5 years) (+24 months extended period)

Approval Date:

7th March 2007 by ECNEC

Start Date:    

3rd April, 2007

Expected Completion

June, 2017


PARC and its research stations


Rs. 1628.814 million (up to June 2015)


Rs. 1403.725 million (up to 30th June 2015)

Through forward:

Rs. 1559.275 million as on 1st July 2015

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