P & R Vol.2 Issue 10
Pakistan Agriculture Crisis: Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector & COVID-19
Publication Year : 2021
Author: Uzma Zia

Pakistan’s economy is mainly agrarian. Agriculture contributes to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with about 43 percent labor force employed in this sector. The sector gains foreign exchange earnings and is a good source of dealing with food insecurity. Agriculture sector is mainly based on traditional techniques. Recently some new technology has also been adopted. The sector has been a source of employment for rural and unskilled labor force. A part of industrial sector is also dependent on agriculture produce. Key examples are flour mills & industry, sugar industry, cotton ginning and textiles, solvent extraction unit of edible oils and some food processing units.

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