Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Demand for Food in Pakistan in 1975

The recent developments in the agricultural sector of Pakistan, especially in the West Wing, have created great optimism for increasing food supply. The significance of increasing food supply should, however, be judged in relation to the rising demand for food during the process of economic growth and foreign-trade opportunities for food. Therefore, when planning for agricultural development to raise food supply, it is vitally important that the future levels of demand for food are accurately predicted. Since priorities and investment targets have to be based on demand forecasts for different commodities, demand prediction is essential for development planning. The purpose of this study is to project the future levels of demand for important food items in Pakistan and then analyse the significance of those demands for future agricultural development in Pakistan.

Mohammad Irshad Khan

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