Challenges faced by our Agriculture Sector

The agriculture sector is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. It contributes around 18.9% to Pakistan’s GDP and employs 42.3% of its labour force (Ministry of Finance). Agricultural production caters to approximately 68% of the rural population and plays a pivotal role in stabilizing Pakistan’s food security. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, 3.81% growth in… Continue reading Challenges faced by our Agriculture Sector

Farmers block rails and roads in India to protest new bills

Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will benefit only big corporates. The plight of farmers is a major political issue in India, with some 70 percent of rural households depending primarily on agriculture, and thousands of farmers… Continue reading Farmers block rails and roads in India to protest new bills

China to import agricultural products from Pakistan under FTA

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday stressed the need for deeper cooperation between Pakistan and China in the agriculture sector. He said that there was a need to revamp and modernize the agriculture sector in Pakistan with the help of Chinese cooperation to unleash a green revolution in the country. The foreign minister made… Continue reading China to import agricultural products from Pakistan under FTA