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International training workshop on drip irrigation 259 Event3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
6th D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security2586th D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security in Islamabad from 8-9 March, 2017Event3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Scientists and supporting staff should focus on research work to bring new innovations in agro-livestock to make it more profitable and productive for small and poor farmers; Sikandar Bosan257Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research has acknowledged the services and role of Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, Director (PR and Protocol) PARC for projection of PARC and Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) work and activities through electronic and print media, in a Farewell Party held in his honour on his retirement from PARC services, at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad. Minister further said that Sardar Ghulam Mustafa whenever came to his office, he brought just the matters of welfare of PARC employees and betterment of organization....News3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan255Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan warmly welcomed Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan in his office today. A high powered delegation was accompanying the Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister who had a detailed meeting with their Pakistani counter parts.News12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan declined the demand of APTMA for import of duty free cotton:254APTMA has demanded duty free cotton for import purposes but the Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has declined this demand conditionally, whereby no duty free cotton import will be permitted until and unless all the locally produced cotton is sold completely. We are expecting much better production of cotton quantity than previous year. We are also looking forward of having rupees three thousand plus rate for cotton in international market. 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
“We will encourage Uzbek investors to come, visit Pakistan and explore the opportunities in our ever growing livestock sector”253“We will encourage Uzbek investors to come, visit Pakistan and explore the opportunities in our ever growing livestock sector” He was meeting with Uzbek delegation of Special Working Group (SWG) for promotion of trade & economic especially in agriculture machinery and livestock sector. In the beginning of the meeting the Federal Minister Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan conveyed his condolences to the Uzbek delegation on the death of their president Mr. Islam Karimov.News9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has shown displeasure for conducting the meeting of the Governing Body of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee after delay of two years.252Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has shown displeasure for conducting the meeting of the Governing Body of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee after delay of two years. The Federal Minister shared his reservations on absence of Senior Provincial representatives from the Committee meeting. The Federal Minister also showed his concerns on the report of Textile Board meeting, published yesterday. Cotton is a pivotal entity and a backbone of our national economy. Neglect in attending official affairs relevant to cotton growing, picking & production is unacceptable, especially on part of provincial government superiors. The Federal Minister directed the Secretary PCCC to call an explanation of the members absent from this meeting which was already held after a long lapse. During the meeting serious issues were discussed in detail, including; conducting of private auditunder PPRA Rules, inquire on condition of Sakrand facility, verification of pensioners by NADRA. The Federal Minister also directed to take strict action against the director ARSC (Agricultural Research Subcommittee) for not submitting the report till date.News8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on Urea Fertilizer248Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on Urea FertilizerEvent8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on DAP Fertilizer249Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on DAP FertilizerEvent8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on SSP Fertilizer251Disbursement Mechanism for Subsidy on SSP FertilizerEvent8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON SSP FERTILIZER 247DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON SSP FERTILIZER Event8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Chaired the Meeting Regarding Genetically Modified Crops235Federal minister for national Food Security & Research Mr. Sikahndar Hayat Khan Bosan chaired the meeting regarding genetically modified crops in National Agriculture Research Center. This is indeed an occasion of great importance as the renowned scientists and worthy parliamentarians have gathered here to discuss the issue of food security; this issue is close to my heart as it relates to the food security of common man of the country. Food is a basic necessity of human being, and with the increase in the field of technology and awareness the concern for food security is also increasing.News8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Inaugurated the Workshop on Capacity Building of Biosafety Technology Anniversary of The Two Day Workshop on Capacity Building of Bio Safety Technology245Federal minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan inaugurated the workshop on capacity building of Biosafety technology anniversary of The two day workshop on capacity building of Bio Safety Technology was organized in collaboration with Pakistan agriculture research council (PARC) & Pakistan Biotechnology information centre ( PABIC). The federal Minister graced the occasion as a chief guest and showed his keen interest for the progress of Biotech crops technology, he said that the 20 years of commercialization shows that the crop biotechnology has enormous prospects, as the technology had far-reaching economic, environmental, social & health benefits. The rapid adoption of such crops in industrial & developing countries and resultant benefits clearly show the importance of this technology.News8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Distribution of Bardana229Federal Minister for National food security & Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson chaired the meeting of the committee constituted by the Speaker National Assembly. The committee was directed to discuss the alleged unfair distribution of bardana by PASSCO amongst growers during the wheat procurement campaign this year. The matter was raised in the floor of Assembly where few MNAs pronounced their complaints regarding the anomalies in the system of bardana distribution. PASSCO is a federal entity responsible on behalf of federal government for the procurement of wheat and also to ensure that the benefit of support price ultimately reaches to the growers.... News8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting on Plant Breeders Rights Bill, 2016246Meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on National Food Security and Research was held in Committee Room of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on 9th August 2016 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Shakir Bashir Awan, MNA. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Cabinet Secretariat participated in the meeting on special invitation. The meeting had the senior officials of the ministry in attendance. The Federal Minister for NFS&R, in his remarks highlighted the importance of the Plant Breeder’s Rights Bill, 2016 and underscored that this bill would actually complement the already passed Seed (Amendment) Act, 2015. News8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Germany needs OIE certificate of BSE negligible risk country to export its animals to Pakistan.244German Ambassador Ms. Ina Lepel called on Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research on August 4 here in Islamabad. Various issues and prospects relating to agriculture machinery and livestock are discussed. The Federal Minister discussed about the available market and the importance of livestock for Pakistan’s economy. The matter of import of live animals from Germany to Pakistan was discussed. The import of animals due to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) infection is banned since 2001 from certain countries including Germany, however the Pakistan Government revised the policy in 2014 and lifted the ban on import of live cattle from few countries which were declared “negligible risk” by International Animal Health Organization (IAHO) and subjected to the other conditions as well.... News8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Chief Gues at a Ceremony to Commemorate the Services of Late Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad237Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Khan Bosan was the Chief Guest here in National Agriculture Research Center at a ceremony to commemorate the services of Late Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and also to name the FAO Conference Hall after his name. At the occasion, the Federal Minister paid rich tribute to the services rendered by the late scientist in the field of agriculture; he left a rich legacy for the aspiring scientists in the form of his publications. The agriculture research is vital for the country and we are in need of more scientists who could take along the legacy of late Dr. Iftikhar. I appreciate & fully support the little gesture of FAO to commemorate his work by naming the conference hall after his name. This will inspire future scientists & in the future meetings in this very hall would show our gratitude for his work in the field of agriculture.News8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting to Review the Status of Subsidy on Phosphate Fertilizer232Federal Minister for National food security & research; Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson presided over a meeting which was conducted to review the status of subsidy on phosphate fertilizer. Dealers, members FBR and importers attended the meeting. Federal Minister inquired about the current status of the scheme and decided to formulate a sub-committee for further meetings and for quick implementation of scheme. The members reviewed the current status of the scheme and its implications.News8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON UREA FERTILIZER 227DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON UREA FERTILIZER Event6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON DAP FERTILIZER 228DISBURSEMENT MECHANISM FOR SUBSIDY ON DAP FERTILIZER Event6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM
DISCONTINUATION OF SUBSIDY SCHEME ON PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERS226DISCONTINUATION OF SUBSIDY SCHEME ON PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERSEvent5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo along with Italian Agricultural and Olive Experts241Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo along with Italian Agricultural and olive experts, called on Federal Minister for National food security and research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson here in Islamabad today. Bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Italy stands at 941 million US dollars in 2014-15. Italy is the third largest export destination of Pakistan products in EU after UK and Germany; it is also a major textile trading partner of Pakistan. Italy’s exports to Pakistan fall mostly into category of machinery and equipment. Federal Minister expressed his desire that bilateral trade could be expanded between Pakistan and Italy; with special focus on areas of agriculture particularly in farm machinery and livestock sector.News5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
IFAD works with Pakistan Government to Develop and Finance Programs225Mr. Michel Mordasini , vice president of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD ) called on Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson, Minister of national Food security & Research here in Islamabad today. IFAD works with Pakistan Government to develop and finance programs that enable rural poor people to overcome poverty, and it is a major development partner of Pakistan since 1978. IFAD’s activities are guided by the sustainable development goals 2030 (SDGs), government policies and strategies for poverty News5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
IFAD works with Pakistan Government to Develop and Finance Programs that Enable Rural Poor People to Overcome Poverty240Mr. Michel Mordasini , vice president of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD ) called on Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson, Minister of national Food security & Research here in Islamabad today. IFAD works with Pakistan Government to develop and finance programs that enable rural poor people to overcome poverty, and it is a major development partner of Pakistan since 1978. IFAD’s activities are guided by the sustainable development goals 2030 (SDGs), government policies and strategies for poverty reduction vision 2025, and IFAD strategic framework 2011-2015.News5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Meeting with Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP)224Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme called on the Minister for National food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed various activities of his organization in Pakistan. He particularly enunciated the broader parameters of Zero Hunger Programme, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. Mr. Kaatrud, appreciated the role of Pakistan as it is the largest contributor among host governments to World Food Programme (WFP) globally. The Minister appreciated the role of World Food Programme in Pakistan.News5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme236Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme called on the Minister for National food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed various activities of his organization in Pakistan. He particularly enunciated the broader parameters of Zero Hunger Programme, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. Mr. Kaatrud, appreciated the role of Pakistan as it is the largest contributor among host governments to World Food Programme (WFP) globally. The Minister appreciated the role of World Food Programme in Pakistan. He however, pinpointed the disconnect between various donors with the result that the ultimate goal of achieving the target of poverty reduction was elusive. In order to place all the initiatives on one page, it was decided that Minister would call a meeting of the Provincial Agriculture Ministers so that issues which encompasses the priority laid down by SDGs are adequately addressed.News5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Dutch Ambassador Mrs. Jeannette Seppen234Dutch Ambassador Mrs. Jeannette Seppen called on the Federal Minister for National food security and Research; Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson on April 26th here in Islamabad. Pakistan and Netherlands enjoy friendly relations and Netherlands is one of the largest trading partners of the Pakistan in European Union. Various areas of cooperation especially in agriculture and dairy sector were discussed. The Dutch ambassador showed her pleasure about the success of “salt tolerant potato” project in Pakistan as it would be possible to get the product from a saline land which otherwise remains arid. News4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Volume of Export between Pakistan and European Union is $941.13 million in the year 2014-15: Bosan222Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan had a meeting with the Italian business delegation on 20th April, 2016, here at the Minister’s office. Italy is the third largest export destination of Pakistan products in European Union; which include rice, textiles, clothing, and leather apparel. The volume of export is $941.13 million in the year 2014-15. Minister expressed his desire & resolved to bring the agriculture sector on modern footings by facilitating the farmers which is possible through modern mechanization and hence enhancing the volume of existing bilateral trade focusing on agricultural commodities.News4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Wheat production for 2015-16 was estimated at 25.45 million tons from an area of 9.17 million hectares: FCA223The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Kharif 2016-17 was held on 14th April, 2016 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Director General, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and heads of Ministry’s attached departments such as Agriculture Policy Institute, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Department of Plant Protection, Federal Water Management, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, SUPARCO and PASSCO also participated in the meeting......News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture231Federal Minister for National food security & research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson presided over the Meeting of Federal committee on agriculture here in Islamabad, today. Various Scientists, representatives from meteorological department, members from bank, IRSA, Secretary, Additional secretary of the Ministry were present in the meeting. This meeting is conducted annually and is very important as it relates to the deliberation about problem faced by the agriculture sector in Pakistan and their tangible and viable solutions. Federal minister formally inaugurated the session and said that sound agriculture sector is vital for strong economy as it will not only alleviate the poverty but also tackle the issue of malnutrition.......News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)243The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Kharif 2016-17 was held on 14th April, 2016 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Director General, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and heads of Ministry’s attached departments such as Agriculture Policy Institute, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Department of Plant Protection, Federal Water Management, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, SUPARCO and PASSCO also participated in the meeting.News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Bakhitbek Shabarbayev233Federal Minister for National Food security & Research, Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Boson had a brief meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Bakhitbek Shabarbayev on 13th April at Minister’s office. In the meeting prospects about the upcoming OIC Ministers’ conference in Astana, were discussed, along with the Agriculture Ministers’ conference there would be first session of General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on 26-28 April 2016. News4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Attend the 33rd Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations221The Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan visited Putrajaya, Malaysia 10-11 March 2016 to attend the 33rd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Conference for the Asia and the Pacific (APRC). The APRC meets every two years to deliberate on issues pertaining to agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region. The main focus of the 33rd APRC session was implementation of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improvement of nutrition status in the region and revitalization of smallholder agriculture by connecting to value chains.......News3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Formulate an International Policy to Face the Global Challenge of Food Security and Agriculture230Federal Minister for National food security & Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson would attend the 33rd session of the Asia Pacific regional conference of FAO in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 7-10 March 2016.FAO regional conferences are official forums for member states to formulate an international policy to face the global challenge of food security and agriculture. The current session would guide member states about the future course to meet these challenges in next fifteen years. Number of issues would likely to be discussed which include state of food and agriculture in Asia and Pacific region; revitalizing the rural economy, national nutrition policies, investment and implementation.....News3/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
A Meeting on ‘Prime Minister’s Mark-up free Financing for Solar Tube-wells220A meeting regarding ‘Prime Minister’s Mark-up free Financing for Solar Tube-wells Scheme in the Country’, announced under Kissan Package, was held in the Ministry of NFS&R on 24.2.2016 under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Provincial Agriculture Departments (Water Management and Agri Engineering) of Punjab, KPK, Balochistan including representatives of Gilgit Baltistan, ICT, State Bank of Pakistan, ZTBL, Finance Division and Planning Commission of Pakistan.News2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting Regarding ‘Prime Minister’s Mark-up free Financing for Solar Tube-wells Scheme in the Country’239A meeting regarding ‘Prime Minister’s Mark-up free Financing for Solar Tube-wells Scheme in the Country’, announced under Kissan Package, was held in the Ministry of NFS&R on 24.2.2016 under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Provincial Agriculture Departments (Water Management and Agri Engineering) of Punjab, KPK, Balochistan including representatives of Gilgit Baltistan, ICT, State Bank of Pakistan, ZTBL, Finance Division and Planning Commission of Pakistan.News2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
32nd National Day Reception of Brunei Darussalam in Islamabad242The Federal Minister for National Food Security Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan attended the 32nd National Day reception of Brunei Darussalam as the chief guest on Wednesday evening. The ceremony was organized by the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam Brigadier General ® Dato Paduka Haji Mahmud Bin Haji Saidin, High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam and Madam Datin Soraya Ninti Dato Paduka Hamid at Serena Hotel Islamabad. News2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Minister Bosan highlighted the steps taken by the Government for rural uplift, agricultural development and poverty alleviation in Pakistan219Minister Bosan highlighted the steps taken by the Government for rural uplift, agricultural development and poverty alleviation in Pakistan. He elaborated on the Rs. 341billion Agricultural Development Package, announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in September last year. He stated that the Package, primarily targets smallholder underprivileged farmers. The Minister also enumerated Government’s various other initiatives such as the enactment of NAPHIS, Plant Breeders Rights and Seed Amendment bill.News2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Addressed the 39th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome238Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, addressed the 39th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome today. The session was opened by the President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattaralla. The Minister, declaring 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as a milestone towards a world free of hunger and malnutrition, stressed that Pakistan was committed to achievement of all the SDGs. News2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
All Out Efforts to Enhance Citrus Productivity and Quality: Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan218Pakistan enjoys a huge potential in citrus and the government is making all out efforts to enhance citrus productivity and quality. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while chairing a meeting of committee constituted by the Prime Minister on citrus development.News1/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
BUMPER POTATO CROP EXPECTED TO BRING IN RECORD FOREIGN EXCHANGE217 The country is expecting record production of potato this year. The potato harvest is under way in Punjab which grows over 90 percent of the crop in the country. Initial estimates put the potato yield at 3.71 million tons. The provincial production breakup is expected as 3550 thousand tons (Punjab), 4.5 thousand tons (Sindh), 126.9 thousand tons (KPK) and 35 thousand tons (Baluchistan). This was stated by Secretary NFSR Seerat Asghar at a briefing at Ministry of National Food Security and Research.News1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
NO RESTRICTION ON POTATO EXPORT: SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN216 The government has neither banned the export of potatoes nor imposed any kind of duty on its export. The vested interests are spreading rumors for their personal gains. Such statements are aimed at disturbing market for higher profits. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while talking to media persons. The minister brushed aside the rumors and reiterated that the prime objective behind creating this confusion is to lift potatoes from the growers at throwaway prices and sell them at higher rates. Such tactics hurt the interest of both growers and consumers, only the middlemen take a hefty cut from the confusion.News1/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
LONG NEGLECTED AGRICULTURE SECTOR NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION: SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN215Agriculture sector, the life line of Pakistan’s economy that employs nearly half of the work force is ingrained with inherent constraints making it less productive. Unfortunately the sector has been neglected for long while policy making. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing a policy seminar on “Agriculture Growth and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan ;Role of Small Commercial Farmers”.News12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
6th D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Food Security2066th D-8 Agricultural Ministerial MeetingEvent12/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
COUNTRIES THAT FALL UNDER “NEGLIGIBLE RISK” CATEGORY CAN EXPORT LIVE CATTLE TO PAKISTAN: BOSAN214France being a “Negligible Risk “country, is free to export live cattle and meat to Pakistan. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan in a meeting with French ambassador HE Martine Dorance. Matters of mutual interest and especially ban lift on import of live cattle and bovine meat from France to Pakistan came under discussion.News11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
MECHANISM FOR DISTRIBUTION OF SUBSIDY ON PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERS.213MECHANISM FOR DISTRIBUTION OF SUBSIDY ON PHOSPHATIC FERTILIZERS.Event11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND RESEARCH TO CONDUCT FOOD SECURITY SURVEY SHORTLY211The Ministry of National Food Security and Research would be conducting Food Security Survey shortly to collect a tangible data on food security scenario in Pakistan. It would cover all the aspects of food security such as availability, accessibility, affordability and nutrition. The sample would include 20, 000 individuals from rural and urban areas. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing to a workshop on “Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics”News11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
NOTIFICATION212 No.F. 1-11/2012/DFSC-II/ Fertilizer. The Competent Authority, Ministry of National Food Security & Research is pleased to notify, with immediate effect, the salient features of the subsidy on Single Super Phosphate (SSP), based on P content of the product as per detail below:Event11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) fixed the wheat (2015-16) production target at 26.0 million tons from an area of 8.980 million hectares.210The High Powered Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Rabi (2015-16) was held on 21st October, 2015 at the committee room of P Block auditorium under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Indus River System Authority (IRSA), Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Director General, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and heads of Ministry’s attached departments such as Agriculture Policy Institute, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Department of Plant Protection, Federal Water Management, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board and PASSCO also participated in the meeting. News10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Farmers Need Social Protection More than Ever Before: Bosan209Ministry of National Food Security and Research celebrated World Food Day in partnership with WFP (World Food Programme), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization ), PARC (Pakistan Agriculture Research Council) and IFAD (International Fund for Agriculture Development )under the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the cycle of Rural Poverty”. While speaking at the occasion, the Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan acknowledged the theme as most appropriate, as farmers need social protection more than ever before.News10/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Notification regarding Subsidy on Phosphatic Fertilizers208Notification regarding Subsidy on Phosphatic FertilizersEvent10/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
The Contribution of Australian Government in Agriculture Sector Towards Alleviation of Rural Poverty Through Agricultural Productivity Enhancement, Livestock Sector Boost and Water Resources Management is Noteworthy: Bosan207The contribution of Australian government in agriculture sector towards alleviation of rural poverty through agricultural productivity enhancement, livestock sector boost and water resources management is noteworthy, this was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing at the event titled “Showcasing ASLP Phase-II”. News10/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
PARTNERSHIP WITH USAID DESTINED TO EXPLORE NEW AVENUES IN AGRI-DEVELOPMENT SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN205 Pakistan’s partnership with USAID is destined to explore new avenues in agri-development. USAID’s cooperation in agricultural sector has been pivotal in boosting agricultural production through development of new crop varieties, better irrigation and management practices. In addition to research, USAID’s assistance in agri-business has contributed much towards investment, revenue and employment generation. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan in a meeting with USAID officials.News9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
MINISTER BOSAN MEETS WFP EXECUTIVE BOARD MISSION204Food security is one of the priority areas defined in Pakistan Vision 2025. The government is fully committed to ensure adequate food and nutrition. Unfortunately the food industry in Pakistan lacks diversification resulting in malnutrition even in well fed communities. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan in a meeting with WFP Executive Board Mission to Pakistan. News9/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POST OF CHAIRMAN, PARC203VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POST OF CHAIRMAN, PARCEvent9/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
FEDERAL MINISTER SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN SHOWS SERIOUS CONCERN OVER OBSOLETE TRACTOR TECHNOLOGY202 A delegation of PAAPAM (Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers) called on the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan today in his office. The federal minister stated that high agricultural growth rate is a pre-requisite for sustainable development and food security. Good agricultural practices and farm mechanization are the key components of our agricultural strategy. 9/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Agriculture employs about 42% of country’s labor force, contributes 21% of the GDP and caters for 45% of exports: Bosan199 The importance of agriculture precedes all other sectors as it produces food, generates employment, provides raw material for industry and is the base for foreign trade. It employs about 42% of country’s labor force, contributes 21% of the GDP and caters for 45% of exports. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing the inception workshop of FAO project titled “Pakistan Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Planning and Training Program”.  9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
We have been striving hard to make agriculture competitive and profitable through improved crop production on sustainable basis: Bosan200 We have been striving hard to make agriculture competitive and profitable through improved crop production on sustainable basis. However with increasing population and little arable land left to expand farming; the impact of low productivity on hunger, mal nutrition and poverty could be severe. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing the annual conference of Agriculture Innovation Program (AIP). 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
BALANCED APPROACH WITH PRIME FOCUS ON COST OF PRODUCTION NOT SUBSIDY CAN ONLY ADDRESS FARMERS’ WOES. SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN198 Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan presided over annual consultative meeting on wheat crop 2015-16 organized by Agriculture Policy Institute. The agenda was to formulate wheat support price policy under the light of field surveys conducted by API and feedback from the stakeholders. 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
BALANCED APPROACH WITH PRIME FOCUS ON COST OF PRODUCTION NOT SUBSIDY CAN ONLY ADDRESS FARMERS’ WOES. SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN201 Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan presided over annual consultative meeting on wheat crop 2015-16 organized by Agriculture Policy Institute. The agenda was to formulate wheat support price policy under the light of field surveys conducted by API and feedback from the stakeholders. 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Broad Strategy Should be Devised Immediately to Tackle the Upcoming Difficult Situation in Lieu of Low International Market Prices: Bosan197 Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan chaired a meeting to overview the plight of farmers due to higher cost of production and falling prices of agricultural commodities in international market. Director General Agriculture Policy Institute Dr Aslam Gill and Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah briefed the minister on rice and cotton (2015-2016) Crop Intervention Price respectively.News8/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
ZINCOL 2015; FIRST ZINC RICH WHEAT VARIETY READY FOR RELEASE. SIKANDER BOSAN196 Our agriculture and livestock research and development priorities have been made more nutrition sensitive and improvement of nutritional diversification through agriculture, enhanced focus on high value horticulture, livestock and fisheries has been identified as main policy thrust. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan in his concluding remarks in a round table meeting titled “Harvest Plus Biofortification Program in Pakistan”News8/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT ENSURES FOOD SECURITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. SIKANDER BOSAN195 Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan held a meeting with USAID officials today to devise a roadmap for upcoming projects. The Federal Minister appreciated the USAID support in agriculture sector. The Federal Minister highlighted that agriculture is a major player in national economy with contribution of over 21% to GDP, generates employment for 45% of labor force and serves as major livelihood to 62% of rural populationNews7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
FEDERAL MINISTER SIKANDER HAYAT KHAN BOSANs STATEMENT ON JUDICIAL COMMISSION REPORT194Federal minister for national food security and research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan stated that Judicial commission's report is not just PML (N)'s victory but it has further strengthened the democracy. Gone are the times when mere allegations dictated politics, now truth prevails. Free media and strong neutral judiciary is here to safeguard the interests of the people and uphold justice.News7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Vacant Posts in FWMC193Vacant Posts in Federal Water Management Cell (FWMC)Event7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
An Approach with Focus on Education, Health and Social Welfare is Vital for Hunger Eradication and to Ensure Food Security:Bosan192 Deputy Chief Executive Oxfam Penny Lawrence called on the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan today at his office. Matters pertaining to sustainable livelihood, food security and sanitation came under discussion. The federal minister highlighted that an approach with focus on education, health and social welfare is vital for hunger eradication and to ensure food security.News6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
PAKISTAN KISSAN ITTEHAD HAILS AGRICULTURAL PACKAGE191A delegation of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad led by Khalid Mehmood Khokhar called on the Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan . The delegation welcomed the incentives for agriculture announced in budget 2015-2016. The office bearers of Pakistan Kissan Ittehad conveyed the gratitude of farmer community as these incentives would support greatly in current difficult situation .News6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
MINISTER FOR NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND RESEARCH SKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN INAUGRATES FIRST MOBILE VETERNIARY CLINIC190PARC Mobile Veterinary Clinic would provide quality veterinary services at the door step of livestock farmers. No doubt, it is a revolutionary step that would ensure lab based investigations rather symptomatic diagnosis and treatment. This was stated by Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing the launching ceremony of PARC mobile veterinary clinic at National Agricultural Research Centre.News6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
WE INTEND TO TRAIN PROFESSIONALS IN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AS PROPER ESTIMATION AND ANALYSIS LEADS TO SUCCESSFUL POLICY MAKING. SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN 188Data collection, especially agricultural data collection and analysis, still remains challenging though Information Technology and Geographical Information System have facilitated many aspects. Taking advantage of these cutting edge technologies we intend to train professionals in the field of agricultural statistics and analysis. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing the concluding ceremony of training seminar on “Processing and Analysis of Data for Surveys/Assessment (Methodology and Software) “.News6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
ALL OUT EFFORTS FOR AGRICULTURE UPLIFT. SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN BOSAN187Federal government is fully aware of the problems faced by the farmers and is making all out efforts for agriculture sector uplift. This was stated by Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing a press conference. The minister added that govt has tried to provide maximum relief to the farmer in the current budget and PM Nawaz Sharif is eager to manage more incentives for the farmers in current difficult situation...News6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
INCLUSIVE GROWTH, SOCIAL PROTECTION & FREE TRADE COUPLED WITH ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES VITAL FOR FOOD SECURITY: SIKANDAR BOSAN 186A holistic approach with focus on education, health and social welfare is vital for ensuring nutrition and hunger eradication. This was stated by the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan while addressing the 39th FAO conference. In his statement to the Conference today the Minister underscored the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to ensure nutrition and food security. The minister further added that inspired from the Brazilian model Pakistan has launched a Zero Hunger and Family Farming programme. The programme aims to reach out to 61 million people. The salient features of the programme are stimulus programmes to expand farm output & market access, targeted and conditional social safety nets and food transfers to food insecure households.News6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
Agreed Technical Procedure for Mango Fruit Exported from Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Islamic Republic of Iran189Agreed Technical Procedure for Mango Fruit Exported from Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Islamic Republic of IranEvent6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM
MINISTER BOSAN ASSURES NIGERIAN ENVOY OF ASSITANCE & COOPERATION IN AGRICULTURE185Nigerian High Commissioner Dauda Donladi called on the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan to convey Nigerian keen interest in enhancement of cooperation in agriculture between two brotherly countries.News6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Statutory Notification (SRO) 18th May, 2015184Statutory Notification (SRO) 18th May, 2015 Ministry of National Food Security & ResearchEvent5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Final Result of MNFSR & NVL183Final Result of MNFSR & NVLEvent5/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)181Federal Committee o Agriculture (FCA)Event4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)182The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Kharif 2015-16 was held on 30th April, 2015 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research.News4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
6th Ministerial meeting of D-8 will held in Pakistan: Sikandar Bosan180Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has shown his keen consent to hold of next Ministerial meeting of D-8 on Agriculture & Food Security here at Pakistan. Federal Minister has shown his keen consent during the meeting with Secretary General of D-8 Syed Ali Mohammad Mousavi while the latter has presented a formal request to Federal Minister. Federal Minister has said that this ministerial meeting in Pakistan will provide all eight countries an excellent opportunity to collaborateNews3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
INVITATION FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING FROM ENDOWMENTT FUND OF ECONOMIC WING, M/O NFS&R177INVITATION FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING FROM ENDOWMENTT FUND OF ECONOMIC WING, M/O NFS&R Project Proposal(s) are invited from Private Sector, NGO(s), graduate students, professors and research assistants for funding based on following criteria:- Event3/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Need of Paradigm Shift in Agri-Industry: Bosan179Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that the Agro industries are vital for development and growth of our economy. The prime focus of the government is on high value agriculture including horticulture, livestock and fisheries. Concerted efforts are being made to improve farm level practices and developing linkages of farmers with markets and industry.News2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Ministry would devise a mechanism of export of rice before coming of next crop: Bosan178A delegation of rice growers from Mandi Bahuddin was called on Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan. The delegation presented their problems to Federal Minister that they were facing in present scenario.News2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Sugarcane is One of the Major Cash Crops of Pakistan: Sikandar Bosan 176Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan chaired the Annual Meeting of Agriculture Policy Institute Committee on Sugarcane 2015-16 crop. Minister has remarked that sugarcane is one of the major cash crops of Pakistan as in terms of area it ranks fourth, in production fifth and in yield tenth in the country. It was told to Federal Minister, according to provincial data, sugarcane area, yield and production in 2014-15 decreased by (-4.1, -1.1, and -5.2% compared with 2013-14. Major reasons for this decline wasNews2/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
MINISTRY STARTS TWO YEARS PROJECT ON SOIL FERTILITY. FEDERAL MINISTER SIKANDAR HAYAT KHAN175Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, addresses IFAD’s Governing Council Addressing the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in Rome on 17 February 2015News2/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Situation Vacant174Situation VacantEvent1/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
S.R.O.04(I)/2015 Dated 06th January, 2015173S.R.O.04(I)/2015, - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 18 of the customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969), the Federal Government is pleased to rescind its Notification No.S.R.O.340(I)/2014, dated the 02nd May, 2014, with immediate effect.Event1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Lifting of 25% Regulatory Duty on Export of Potatoes172The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) considered the summary, dated 17th December, 2014 submitted by the National Food Security & Research Division (MNFSR)on “Lifting of Regulatory Duty on Export of Potato” and approved lifting of 25% Regulatory Duty on Export of Potatoes with immediate effect. News12/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Lifting of 25% Regulatory Duty on Export of Potatoes171The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) considered the summary, dated 17th December, 2014 submitted by the National Food Security & Research Division (MNFSR)on “Lifting of Regulatory Duty on Export of Potato” and approved lifting of 25% Regulatory Duty on Export of Potatoes with immediate effect. The ECC also decided to constitute a committee comprising Secretaries, commerce and National Food Security & Research Division for monitoring the market trend on weekly basis. The committee would submit reports to ECC of the Cabinet regularly.Event12/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan Ready to Export One Million Ton Wheat to Brother Country Tajikistan: Sikandar Bosan170Director of Agency on Sate of Tajikistan, Mr. Noor Muhammad Atoev is called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan. Mr. Noor Muhammad Atoev has shown deep interest to import Pakistan’s wheat and sugar. Sikandar Bosan has briefed the Director of Agency that Pakistan’s wheat is one of the best quality wheat in the world News12/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan has made Some Remarkable Progress in Several Areas in the Last Several Decades: Bosan169Federal Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that Pakistan has made some remarkable progress in several areas in the last several decades. Looking at the agricultural sector, Pakistan is now producing enough food for its population, and also exporting significant quantities of various food commodities, including, rice, fruits and livestock products. However, much needs to be done to ensure that every Pakistani has access to safe and nutritious food at the household level.News12/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
Agriculture Sector Produces More Wheat than all of Africa & as much as all of South America:Bosan168Federal Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that the Agriculture Sector produces more wheat than all of Africa & as much as all of South America. He has added that over the last century Pakistan has successfully harnessed the Indus River and developed a largely irrigated agriculture sector that remains the backbone of its economy....News11/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan Facing “SPS” Challenges in Trade Globalization: Sikandar Bosan166Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said that trade Globalization is blessing on one side but it has posed us to massive challenges. Sikandar Bosan has said that Empirical evidence suggests that globalization has significantly boosted economic growth in East Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, and Singapore. But not all developing countries are equally engaged in globalization or in a position to benefit from it. Pakistan is one of these countries.....News11/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan Facing “SPS” Challenges in Trade Globalization: Sikandar Bosan167Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said that trade Globalization is blessing on one side but it has posed us to massive challenges. Sikandar Bosan has said that Empirical evidence suggests that globalization has significantly boosted economic growth in East Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, and Singapore. But not all developing countries are equally engaged in globalization or in a position to benefit from it. Pakistan is one of these countries.....News11/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Brighter Future of Pakistan Seed Industry a Lead: SIKANDAR BOSAN165Addressing the National Seed Policy Workshop, Federal Minister National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that The “Seed (Amendment) Bill 2014” has been cleared by the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research, and It is hoped that this Bill will be passed by the National Assembly in its session commencing next week.....News11/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
DELEGATION OF RICE MILLER’S ASSOCIATION MEETS SIKANDAR BOSAN164A delegation of rice growers, office bearers of Kissan Board and Rice Millers’ Association of Pakistan headed by Mr. Jaffar Iqbal, MNA met today with the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The issue of low price of paddy was brought to the notice of the Federal Minister and it was requested that Ministry of NFS&R should intervene in the market to stabilize the prevailing News11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
First meeting of Joint Action Group on Cotton Seed:163First meeting of joint action group on cotton seed is chaired by Governor of Punjab and Federal Minister National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan illuminated the Governor and other participants of meeting News10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
World Food Day 1600Event10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
FCA Decisions for Rabi Crops 162The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Rabi 2014-15) was held on 14th October, 2014 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.News10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Export of Agro Products Terribly Increased: Bosan161Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has stated that the export of Mangoes in 2014 has been around 90505 tons while exportation will still continue for next couple of days. Last year exportation of mangoes has ceased at 61520 tons so the current figures are speaking loudly, the endeavors of Ministry of National Food Security. In this exportation, 4131 tons mangoes are merely exported to European Union.News10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) Rabi Season 2014-151580Event10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Annual FCA Meeting Being Held Today159The high powered Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Rabi 2014-15 will be held today in auditorium of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Ministry of National Food Security and Research. In the meeting, committee will review the performance of Kharif Crops (2014) and production plan for Rabi Crops (2014-15).News10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM