Eleven new potato varieties approved for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.
August 28, 2019
The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 11 new potato varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.
China wants to buy cherries, potato and wheat from Pakistan
January 13, 2019
China is keen on building stronger socio-economic ties with Pakistan and is interested in importing more from the country, said Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, including potatoes
Potato Growers Pakistan concerned by false rumors of Export Ban, Duties
December 29, 2018
There have been rumors that the government of Pakistan banned potato export or levied duties on the export of potatoes. The Ministry of National Food Security & Research condemned these rumors and stated they are entirely false and fictitious.
Pepsico to invest 1 billion in Pakistan
December 20, 2018
PepsiCo plans to invest US$1 billion in Pakistan over the next five years, the PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) Mike Spanos told Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting held in Islamabad late last month.
Pakistan proposes National Potato Institute; Seed potato import reduced by 50 percent
September 04, 2017
Pakistan has reduced the import of potato seeds by 50 per cent as a result of strong public-private partnership in locally-certified potato production through planning and technical assistance.
Growing salt-tolerant potatoes in Pakistan
January 14, 2017
The Netherlands is exploring the possibility of starting a programme to grow salt-tolerant potatoes in Pakistan.
Pakistani companies urged to launch a multiplication of Dutch seed potatoes
April 13, 2016
Private companies have been urged to launch a multiplication of Dutch potato seeds in Pakistan with a view to reducing input cost of farmers as well as establishing a vibrant seed industry in the country
Massive potato crop in Pakistan may bring in record foreign exchange
January 17, 2016
Pakistan is expected to have a bumper potato crop this season, which can fetch a record foreign exchange, said an official of Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFSR).
Pakistan: No duty on potato export and no plans to import potatoes
January 06, 2016
As farmers in Pakistan are getting ready for the harvest, false rumors are spread that the Pakistani government has imposed duty on the export of potatoes.
Pakistan can export up to one million tons of potatoes
March 09, 2015
Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Pakistan is capable of exporting up to one million tons of potato because of its bumper crop this year.
Border India-Pakistan
July 20, 2014
Pakistan is to allow duty-free import of another 100.000 tonnes of potatoes - in addition to the earlier approved 200.000 tonnes.
Potato Cultivation in Pakistan
May 21, 2014
Despite the assurances by the government, the price of potatoes in Pakistan has increased.