Pakistan’s Agriculture & Climate Disaster

Pakistan being an agrarian economy contributes 18.9 per cent to GDP and absorbs 42.3 per cent of the labour force. As per the census data 2010, 67 per cent of farmers fall in the category of below two hector farm-holding with an average farm size of 2.5 acres. These small and marginalized farmers working in agriculture rely on the food they grow to feed their families, about two-thirds of these people are living in poverty. For well-off farmers in America and Europe, a warmer world will be problematic, but potentially deadly for low-income farmers in Africa and Asia. When small farms fail, whole economies fail, which leads to more poverty, more hunger, and more hardship. That’s why it’s so important that we make agriculture more resilient. Tragically, billions of people around the globe with livelihood dependent on agriculture and who are least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, just like Pakistan, will suffer the most from climate change.

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Missing Pens!

Over the past two democratic tenures, Punjab has shown positive yet sometimes sparkling growth signs. Please refer to multiple governmental and non-governmental figures issued over the past ten years as I do not indent to share any stats in this article. Anyways, moving back to the discussion the only factor that helped the growth phenomena was nothing else but the will and courage to take decision.

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