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Reviving agricultural growth: Part – VI

Pakistan will have to develop a unified market linking the farms to retail outlets covering the full supply chain particularly in high-value commodities. Corporate investment and competition in on-farm storage,…

Reviving agricultural growth: Part – V

Mechanization, technology and advisory services: one of the major constraints facing small holders is the lack of resources and knowledge about modern practices to adapt techniques of production using mechanization.…

Reviving agricultural growth: Part – IV

Import substitution and export promotion: agro-based exports (food, textile, leather groups) fetch 75-80 per cent of total earnings but the direct exports of agricultural commodities are limited to only $5…

Reviving agricultural growth: Part – III

At present, the canal irrigation management system recovers only a quarter of its repair and maintenance costs. In the 1970s, the entire cost was recovered by these water charges called…

Reviving agricultural growth: Part – I

Agriculture forms the backbone of Pakistan’s economy as it provides livelihoods to almost two-thirds of the population, food, water, energy security to the country, and three-fourth of export earnings. The…

Reforming agricultural sector

Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Unfortunately, for long it has been neglected by successive governments. This could not build up the resilience needed in this sector, for sustainably…

Agricultural Pricing Policy

Agricultural pricing policy

Commodity prices have been falling, led by the precipitous collapse globally in the price of oil from a peak of $120 per barrel to a low of below $40. Oil…

Subject of taxation on farm income

This article discusses the issue of availability of food for the poor at affordable prices, economics of agriculture and the misperception about the potential collection of tax on income from…