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Monday, May 16, 2016

Climate change badly affecting agriculture in Pakistan | DailyTimes

Climate change badly affecting agriculture in Pakistan | DailyTimes: Climate change is impacting adversely the agriculture sector of Pakistan and it is need of hour that measures be taken on fast track basis to create awareness about climate change among the farming community.

Within the policy framework of climate change federal government has issued directives to the provinces for protection of agriculture and improvement in livestock.

Ministry of Climate Change has also directed the provinces to take steps to counter the negative fall-out of climate change with particular reference to agriculture and live stock.

Agriculture is backbone of Pakistan’s national economy which contributes 21 percent to the GDP of the country. It is source of livelihood for 45 percent people and it constitutes 75 percent share of income accruing from exports.