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Pakistan moves to introduce flood-tolerant rice varieties

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:33 AM
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ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For the first time in years, Pakistani farmer Zulfiqar Ali cannot afford to sow winter wheat. Damage to his standing rice crop from heavy monsoon rains has left him penniless.

“My rice crop on 18 hectares was flattened by lashing rains in July,” said Ali, standing next to his paddy field in Sialkot district, some 190 km (120 miles) from ...

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