Agriculture is playing a crucial role in the economy of Pakistan as its second largest sector. It is contributing around 22 percent of the national GDP and employs about half of the country’s labor force through its various sub-sectors including crops, livestock, poultry, fisheries and forestry. It is estimated that approximately 65 percent of Pakistani population living in the rural areas directly or indirectly relies upon agriculture for their livelihood. The share of agriculture in foreign exchange earnings is around 60 percent. It is also worth-mentioning that a large number of Pakistan’s politicians and legislators come from rural backgrounds and occupy influential ruling positions in almost every government. Thus, the agriculture sector is deeply implicated in Pakistan’s socio-economic and political scenario.
What We Aim
Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Department of Agronomy, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. Pakistan.
Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.