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Bane of agricultural sector

January 13, 2015 - Adnan Falak - Nation - 2014 has been one of the worst years for the agricultural sector in Pakistan. It witnessed floods, inundating swathes of croplands, culminating in a price crash of at least two major crops, and causing the loss of billions to the agricultural sector. Environmental changes, natural disasters, lack of regulation and predatory profiteering are draining the lifeblood from our agricultural sector. Left unchecked, this situation can undermine our…

Agricultural growth picks up

Dec 01, 2014 - Mohiuddin Aazim - Dawn- GOING by the expected outputs of key crops and developments in livestock and fisheries, Pakistan’s agriculture sector looks set to grow faster during this fiscal year than in the last year. Senior government officials say performance of these sub-sectors is good enough to help boost agricultural growth to targeted 3.3pc in FY15, up from 2.2pc in FY14. Even if the performance of minor crops (a part of crops sub-sector) or forestry (itself a…

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