Pakistan

Ifad chief visits Pakistan with commitment to rural poor

Ifad chief visits Pakistan with commitment to rural poor

By RJ Whitehead

The president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is visiting Pakistan this week to renew the UN agency’s commitment to alleviate rural poverty and boost food security in the country.

Indian officials hope the new pork factory will be able to process 400,000 pigs per year

India: Punjab planning 'state-of-the-art' pork facility

By Oscar Rousseau

The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to rise.

Meat consumption in India has been rising by 14% year-on-year

India to bolster pork industry

By Oscar Rousseau

Senior Punjabi government officials have visited UK pork factories to develop production methods, with India braced for a surge in meat demand.

Reforms to Pakistan's import duty could triple halal meat production in the future

Pakistan cuts duty for meat industry equipment

By Kaswar Klasra, in Islamabad

The Pakistan government has reduced custom duty on machinery imports used in the livestock and meat industry from 5% to 2% to encourage investment in the meat industry.

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