A recent report by the FAO says that 38pc area of Pakistan - 60pc of Balochistan, 25pc of Sindh and 15pc of Punjab - is infested by locusts
PAKISTAN’S exports, after touching a seven-year low of $20.4 billion in FY2017, are back on the recovery path....
Structural transformation of the export sector is unavoidable to plug the unsustainable trade deficit.
Currently a meagre 3pc of mango produce is processed into value added products, which signifies the tremendous
A revisit of wheat production and pricing strategy is essential to address the dual problem of competitive ...
To be an effective instrument for regional trade integration the agreement needs to be renegotiated afresh
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor — with an outlay of $54bn — entails an FDI inflow that is more than the...
Around 46pc of the global basmati consumption, outside the subcontinent.
The current structure of Pakistan’s exports is out of sync with a global market increasingly restructured around GVCs.
The share of textiles has declined from 68pc to 60pc, whereas that of the food sector has increased from 10pc to 19pc.
The production base is unviable in an intensely competitive global market and is kept afloat through inefficient tariff.
The increase in protection to the dairy sector at par with other leading milk producing countries might be necessary.
A major upsurge in exports requires major structural reforms.
Optimising the potential of the agriculture sector is contingent upon a paradigm shift from supply-led production
The challenge to Pakistan’s cotton sector is more systemic than agronomic, holding back the sector's potential.
The agriculture crisis is not only endemic but systemic as well. At the core of the predicament is the ...
The seed disadvantage of Kinnow can be offset by positioning it as a 'mandarin' instead of a 'table fruit' in Europe.