Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has said that due to the excellent agricultural policies of the government, the production of wheat, rice, maize, sugarcane, potato, onion and groundnut has increased to a record level despite COVID pandemic,
Virtually addressing the seventh D-8 Agricultural Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Food Security: Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture on Thursday, he reaffirmed that Pakistan is ready to work with international community to promote more ambitious collective actions to address the security of food in the world.
He said this conference has provided a platform to make a commitment to eradicate poverty, end hunger, combat climate change, and address the challenge of reducing food loss and waste.
The minister said climate change has become the most significant challenge to achieve sustainable development goals and it threatens to drag millions of people into never-ending poverty food insecurity.
Syed Fakhar Imam underlined the need to transform agriculture sector to such a vibrant and resilient scale where it can withstand the impacts of climate change and protect the livelihoods of dependent farming communities and agro-industries.