Agriculture, prime asset

Hamza Hanif

The agriculture sector is the dominant sector and the crucial part of the economy of Pakistan. Agriculture makes for almost 24 percent of the economy of Pakistan and contributes more than 65 percent to export earnings. The cornerstone of the agriculture sector is the provision of food and capital, the shift of manpower, a source of foreign exchange earnings and advancement in the growth of a nation. Around 70 percent of the people of Pakistan live in rural areas and almost 45 percent of the labor is involved in the agriculture sector, but the outcomes from the agriculture sector are not quite alright as like the other sectors of Pakistan.
In order to further increase the growth and development of the economy, the government should bring out effective measures to increase the efficiency of agriculture. Like the introduction of modern methods and technological approach for production, land reforms and should provide the possession of land to farmers and most importantly must take moves to rule out feudalism, provision of institutional credit and commencing the rural employment program. Effective and viable means for agriculture sector will definitely boost up the development of the weak economy of Pakistan.
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