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CONSTRAINTS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN PAKISTAN

Livestock is a major sector in agriculture. Livestock accounts for 52.2 % of agricultural value added. It contributes 11% to Gross Domestic Products (GDP). About 30-35 million rural people depends directly or indirectly on livestock sector for their livelihoods. It has potential to absorb more rural workforce to alleviate rural …

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Future of Agriculture Lies in Diversification

Agriculture is a risky business because it deals with uncertain factors such as weather and market conditions. This uncertainty can result in variable returns (farm income) to the decisions that farmers make in a particular season. Therefore, farm income variability is a problem which farming household has to deal with. …

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Reducing Edible Oil Imports

EDIBLE oil is extracted from seeds of crops like rapeseed, mustard, groundnut, linseed, sunflower, soybean, sesame and canola grown in the country. However, a large quantity of edible oil is obtained from cotton seed. The total availability of edible oil in 2005-06 was 2.905 million tons. Local production stood at …

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Sunflower Farming Needs a Boost

The edible oil requirements have increased from 0.3 million tons to 1.95 million tons. Per capita consumption of edible oil is around 14-15kg as against an average of 8-9kg for developing countries. But the production of edible oil has remained inadequate and fluctuating.So, the requirements are met by supplementing local …

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Fall out of Baglihar Dam

The construction of Baglihar dam will not only deprive Pakistan of 321,000 acre feet of water during the three months of Rabi season and will have far reaching consequences on agriculture, as well. The 450MW dam would cause serious setback to wheat production in Punjab, the biggest wheat producing province. …

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Dry Land Farming Technologies

Dry land farming pertains to high-yield and high-efficient agricultural production on areas without irrigation and largely depending upon natural rainfall through the adoption of different dry land farming technologies. Given the severe shortage of water resources, irrigation alone cannot satisfy the water demand in agricultural production and it is necessary …

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Depletion of Forest Resources

FOREST resources are important for countries like Pakistan with an agro-based economy. Trees contribute to productivity of agriculture by protecting arable crops from hailstorms and windstorms, preventing lodging of crops, increasing productivity of soil, containing soil nutrient loss by wind and water erosion and keeping the climate moderate. A number …

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Causes of Low Yield in Pakistan

  Inspite of this that contribution of services sector is gradually increasing in our economy and replacing the share of agriculture, still a lion’s share of pure agriculture contribution and agro based industry is the back bone of our economy. There are a number of factors of low yield in …

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Challenges in Agribusiness

  The development of agribusinessgenerates employment among rural masses and reduces poverty. The growth of agribusiness– manufacturing industries like textile, leather, furniture, food, paper, beverage, etc. — depend upon the progress of agriculture sector. At present about 7,20,343 agribusiness firms are working in different sectors in the country. The number …

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