Climate-resilient agriculture, necessity not an option
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Climate-resilient agriculture, necessity not an option

Luxury of time is not there By: Younus Sandeela Pakistan’s dependence on agriculture is huge, far bigger than we realize. The sector’s contribution to national GDP is close to a quarter. A huge percentage of exports directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. The sector also employs about half of country’s workforce. With more than 60...

March 26, 2020September 22, 2021by
Is Pakistan’s food security under threat?
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Is Pakistan’s food security under threat?

The country is not used to dangers to its food By: Younus Sandeela Blessed with a huge agricultural base, Pakistan has always been a food-surplus country, However, factors like climate change, diminishing water resources, and failure to build the country’s agriculture on modern lines; are causing this advantage to erode rapidly. And for a country...

March 13, 2020May 7, 2020by
Industrial Hemp a great opportunity for farmers
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Industrial Hemp a great opportunity for farmers

Agri planners in Pakistan oblivious to the great opportunity By: Younus Sandeela The history of Pakistan agriculture is filled with missed opportunities. Be it the case of exploiting the coastline to produce exotics like tiger shrimps or putting Pakistan’s fruits and vegetables on the shelves in the high-end markets, Pakistan has missed one opportunity after...

January 11, 2020January 11, 2020by
Roadmap to sustainable agriculture
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Roadmap to sustainable agriculture

By Younus Sandeela Published in Pakistan Today All interventions must be made simultaneously Agriculture happens to be the most misunderstood sector of the economy. Unfortunately, we still see it as the “profession of villagers”. Our subsidy-centric approach to supporting agriculture has backfired and has severely restricted growth. The seemingly impressive contribution of agriculture to national...

May 24, 2019January 11, 2020by
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Aquaculture can uplift the economy of coastal belt

By: Younus Sandeela Published in Daily Dawn Pakistan’s coastal belt that stretches over a thousand kilometres has a lot more to offer than scenic beauty and deep ports. Climatic conditions in the area are extremely suitable for modern aquaculture. Exploiting its potential will not only revolutionise the local economy but also contribute towards GDP growth....

April 1, 2019January 11, 2020by
Agriculture in Pakistan
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Agriculture in Pakistan

Agriculture is one of the biggest sectors of Pakistan economy. It contributes around a quarter to national GDP of Pakistan and employs around half of country’s workforce.Around 70% of country’s foreign exchange earnings depend directly or indirectly on agriculture. Pakistan’s agriculture sector is not only big but is fairly diversified too. Varied climatic zones which...

November 25, 2015January 11, 2020by