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October 28, 2020

CABI produces Agricultural Transformation Plan for Pakistan Government to help boost economy by US$10bn a year

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Food value chain experts at CABI have worked alongside the Pakistan Government to produce an Agricultural Transformation Plan (ATP) which is aimed at boosting the country’s economy by US$10bn a year and creating millions of new jobs.

Dr Mubarik Ali is team leader of the ‘Cluster Development-Based Agriculture Transformation Plan-Vision 2020 Project’ where 59% of the initial investment will go towards developing Pakistan’s value chain and processing infrastructure.

This will then be followed by investment on planting material to renovate fruit gardens on 33 ‘agricultural commodity clusters’ made up of goods including Carrots, turnips, cherries, chillies, citrus, dates, flowers, Mango, grapes, potatoes and spices etc.

CABI’s Central and West Asia office in Rawalpindi was commissioned to write the ATP which will convert Pakistan’s agriculture from a supply-driven to a demand-oriented sector that can compete in the national and international markets through vertical integration rather than horizontal expansion of value chain activities.

The project, which was led by CABI with support of Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives , has set a target of improving the country’s agricultural export value by 10-20% higher than the existing level in consultation with stakeholders.

It will seek to do this by adopting a cluster-based approach. It will focus on farm productivity, harvest and post-harvest losses, trade performance, quality of produce, small-scale processing and farm and value chain operations – at both an institutional and production level.

Linking farmers with markets by strengthening the marketing capacity of Farmers Entrepreneur Groups (FEGs) – such as establishing the collection centres and pack-houses in rural areas, promoting contract farming and establishing information blogs on various production and marketing aspects – will also be key to the project’s success.

Currently, losses in Pakistan’s agriculture, both in terms of quantity and quality are high ranging from 20-50% mainly because of poor harvest and post-harvest management.

About 5-15% of these losses occur at the harvesting time; aflatoxin infestation is common in many agricultural commodities; high pesticide residue and lack of traceability and certification are emerging issues bothering the traders which reduces the country’s chance to compete in national and international markets.

“Lack of investment on value chain development is the main cause of Pakistan’s failure to get the world average export price,’ Dr Ali argues. “Sometime, failure of Pakistani traders to present the product in a manner in which importing country consumers prefer is also a cause. Many domestic consumers also complain about failing to get the desired quality in the domestic market.”

Mr Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan , Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of the Pakistan Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives, has commented, “In many developed and developing countries, the cluster-based development approach has become the basis for the transformation of various sectors of the economy including the agriculture sector.”

“This approach not only improves efficiency of development efforts by enhancing stakeholders’ synergistic collaboration to resolve issues in the value chain in their local contexts, but also helps to gather resources from large number of small investors into the desirable size needed for the cluster development.”

It has been analysed that out of the total 33 commodities where comparable export data is available, 16 commodities have ‘low growth potential in both quantities and values when compared with the respective world averages,’ Dr Ali reports.

Dr Ali suggests that the causes of low or deteriorating export-production ratio root in ‘the poor value chain development of the commodity, inefficient commercial policies and strategies and weak knowledge and link of the traders with international markets.’

“Improving trader’s link with international markets and improving the value chain of agriculture commodities can greatly enhance the export-production ratio of these commodities,” he added.

Mr Zafar Hasan, then Secretary, Ministry of Planning Development and Special Initiatives, quoted in the report, said, “To improve enhance Pakistan’s competitiveness in the agriculture sector in national and international markets, the need to evaluate the value chain of agricultural commodities in the regional contexts in which these are produced, marketed, processed and traded was long felt.

“I truly hope that the policies, strategies, and interventions suggested in this report will facilitate the federal and provincial governments to chalk out and implement plans for cluster-based transformation of the agriculture sector.”

Dr Babar Bajwa , Senior Regional Director, CABI, Asia, said, “This study will serve as a basis to make and implement plans for cluster-based agriculture transformation. I hope the study can help the Pakistan Government make its investment decisions along the value chain of various agriculture commodities and adjust policies at the macro level.”

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Main image: Female farmers and workers take part in a brainstorming session on how to fight crop pests and diseases and improve their productivity through enhanced phytosanitary measures (Credit: CABI).

Full paper reference

Ali Mubarik. (2020). Cluster-Development Based Agriculture Transformation Plan, In Ali Mubarik. (ed.) (2020) Cluster Development Based Agriculture Transformation Plan Vision-2025. Project No. 131(434)PC/AGR/CDBAT-120/2018. Unpublished Report, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan and Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

The Agricultural Transformation Plan was developed under Cluster Development based agri. Transformation plan V-2025 (CDBAT) project implemented by CABI and funded by Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Govt. of Pakistan.

The full document can be found and read here .

Find out more about CABI’s work in Pakistan from the centre page here .

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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) on Sunday unveiled a dynamic portfolio of 40 diverse projects strategically dispersed across various regions of Pakistan. These initiatives, with varying scopes, financial parameters, and target audiences, underscore the FAO’s commitment to fortifying the agriculture and food security sectors in the country.

In an exclusive panel interview with the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Country Representative Florence Rolle and Assistant FAOR (Programs) Dr. Aamer Irshad highlighted the proactive role of the FAO in numerous initiatives and programs aimed at strengthening Pakistan’s agriculture and food security sectors. These initiatives span a spectrum, including enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability, supporting livestock and fisheries development, and implementing food security programs to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.

The FAO’s involvement extends beyond traditional agricultural support. The organization actively engages in sustainable natural resource management, providing humanitarian assistance during emergencies, and collaborating closely with the Pakistani government on policy development. Additionally, the FAO supports research and innovation while helping Pakistan adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Rolle outlined FAO’s 2023–2027 priorities with Pakistan: enhancing food availability, strengthening climate-responsive planning, and improving agricultural value chains. The focus includes nutrition policy, climate frameworks, support for enterprises, disease control, and women’s empowerment in agriculture.

She explained that project selection is based on a thorough consultative process, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023–2027. The FAO’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) for 2023–2027 involves consultations with relevant ministries, departments, academia, UN agencies, and resource partners at both federal and provincial levels.

Highlighting the FAO’s commitment to accountability, Rolle underscored the presence of a robust monitoring and evaluation system with units in Islamabad and across provinces. This system plays a pivotal role in shaping program effectiveness by providing guidance based on lessons learned.

Discussing assessment methods, Dr Aamer Irshad emphasized the efficiency and accuracy of modern scientific tools, particularly satellite technology, in evaluating crop damage. Rolle acknowledged challenges in assessing areas adjacent to large riverine regions and reiterated the FAO’s advantage in utilizing satellite technology in such scenarios.

As a UN agency, the FAO collaborates closely with governments worldwide, operating primarily in partnership with government entities at federal and provincial levels. The organization also engages with academic institutions, research organizations, and NGOs, employing a versatile approach tailored to the specific context and needs of each project. Aamer discussed the Living Indus initiative, a government-backed endeavor where the FAO serves as the technical lead. In addressing threats to the Indus basin, she emphasized the pivotal role of mass involvement, particularly among the youth, in mobilizing support and creating awareness.

Touching upon the crucial role of youth in agriculture, Rolle emphasized their significance in driving economic growth. She highlighted the need to attract educated youth to the agriculture sector, noting the sector’s evolution toward precision farming, digital technologies, satellite monitoring, and research-based practices.

Dr Aamer Irshad emphasized the necessity of modernizing the sector to make it more appealing to the younger generation.

Despite agriculture contributing 22% to the country’s economy, she stressed the need for strategic reduction without compromising productivity. Large farms benefit from supportive government policies, while smallholder farmers face challenges due to insufficient profits and a lack of business acumen. The UN representative proposed a comprehensive plan involving specialized education, financial incentives, rural infrastructure improvement, awareness campaigns, and technology adoption to make agriculture more attractive to educated youth.

In a broader perspective, Rolle highlighted FAO’s contributions to all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those closely related to six key sub-sectors within agriculture: zero hunger, water resources, fisheries, climate change mitigation, livestock management, gender, and food losses.

As the FAO continues to spearhead initiatives in Pakistan, its comprehensive approach aims at transforming the agriculture landscape and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

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How to Start Modern Goat Farming Business in Pakistan

Starting a modern goat farming business in Pakistan can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. The country has a significant demand for goat products, including meat, milk, and leather, making it a promising industry to invest in. This article will guide you through the process of establishing and managing a successful goat farm, covering everything from planning and infrastructure to marketing and financial management.

Understanding the Goat Farming Industry in Pakistan

Before diving into the details of starting a modern goat farming business, it’s essential to understand the potential and demand within the industry. Pakistan has a large population with a preference for goat meat, making it a high-demand product. Additionally, goat milk and leather products also have market opportunities, both domestically and internationally.

When considering goat farming in Pakistan, it’s crucial to choose the right breeds. Some of the popular breeds suitable for farming in the country include Beetal, Teddy, and Kamori. These breeds are known for their adaptability to local climates and their ability to thrive in various geographical regions.

Planning Your Modern Goat Farming Business

To ensure a successful venture, it’s vital to set clear goals and objectives for your goat farming business. Identify the specific products you intend to focus on, whether it’s meat, milk, or both. Conduct thorough market research to understand the demand and competition in your target area. This will help you determine the size and scale of your operation.

Creating a comprehensive business plan is essential for organizing your thoughts and strategies. It should include details such as your production targets, marketing approach, financial projections, and risk management strategies. A well-structured business plan will serve as a roadmap for your goat farming journey.

Selecting the Right Location and Infrastructure

Choosing a suitable location for your goat farm is crucial for its success. Look for an area with adequate land availability, access to clean water sources, and a favorable climate for goat rearing. The land should be spacious enough to accommodate the number of goats you plan to have and allow for future expansion.

Once you’ve selected the location, it’s time to construct the necessary infrastructure. This includes building sturdy and secure housing for your goats, providing them with proper shelter and protection from extreme weather conditions. Ensure that the housing has sufficient ventilation to prevent the buildup of harmful gases and maintain good air circulation.

To maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of diseases, it’s essential to establish a sanitation system. Design the farm layout in a way that facilitates easy cleaning and waste management. Implement proper drainage systems and designate specific areas for waste disposal.

Procuring and Managing Your Goat Stock

Selecting high-quality goat breeds is essential for the success of your modern goat farming business. Choose healthy and genetically superior goats that have a high growth rate and are resistant to common diseases. Consult with experts or experienced farmers to identify reputable breeders or livestock markets.

Establishing a proper breeding program is crucial to maintain a healthy and productive goat herd. Understand the breeding cycles and ensure that the mating process is carefully monitored. Keep track of breeding records, such as the date of mating and expected due dates, to manage kidding effectively.

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the growth and productivity of your goats. Consult with a veterinarian or animal nutritionist to formulate a balanced diet that meets their specific nutritional requirements. Ensure access to clean drinking water at all times and provide appropriate mineral supplements to support their health.

Managing Goat Farm Operations

Establishing a well-defined feeding and milking schedule is essential for maintaining the health and productivity of your goats. Design a feeding regimen that includes a mix of high-quality forage, grains, and supplements to meet their nutritional needs. Regularly monitor their weight and adjust the feed quantities accordingly.

Implementing efficient waste management systems will help maintain a clean and hygienic environment for your goats. Regularly remove manure and waste from the housing area and dispose of it properly. Consider using the manure as organic fertilizer for your land or explore potential collaborations with local farmers.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation is essential for effective management of your goat farm. Keep detailed records of breeding, vaccinations, health treatments, and any other significant events. This information will not only help you track the progress of your goats but also assist in making informed decisions about breeding and future management strategies.

Marketing and Selling Goat Products

Identifying your target market and customers is crucial for developing a successful marketing strategy. Determine whether you will focus on local consumers, restaurants, or large-scale distributors. Understand their preferences, demands, and purchasing power to tailor your products accordingly.

Developing a strong brand presence is essential to stand out in the competitive market. Create a unique and appealing brand identity that reflects the quality and value of your goat products. Invest in professional packaging and labeling to attract customers and build trust in your brand.

Explore various distribution channels and partnerships to reach your target market effectively. Consider collaborating with local grocery stores, farmers’ markets, or online platforms to expand your reach. Participate in trade fairs, exhibitions, and events related to the agriculture industry to showcase your products and network with potential buyers.

Financial Management and Sustainability

Estimating costs and revenue projections is crucial for financial planning and sustainability. Consider the expenses involved in acquiring land, constructing infrastructure, procuring goats, feed, veterinary care, marketing, and administrative overheads. Balance these costs with the expected revenue from the sale of goat products to assess the financial viability of your business.

assistance and grants can help in funding your modern goat farming business. Research government programs, agricultural loans, and grants that are available to support livestock farming initiatives. Prepare a comprehensive business proposal to present to potential investors or financial institutions to secure the necessary funding.

Implementing effective cost control measures is vital for the long-term sustainability of your goat farming business. Regularly review your expenses and identify areas where you can optimize costs without compromising the quality of care for your goats. Explore innovative farming techniques and technologies that can help improve efficiency and reduce expenses.

Challenges and Risks in Goat Farming

Like any agricultural venture, goat farming comes with its own set of challenges and risks. Diseases and health issues can pose a significant threat to your goat herd. Implement a preventive healthcare program that includes vaccinations, regular check-ups, and prompt treatment of any illnesses. Consult with a veterinarian to establish a disease management plan.

Climate and environmental factors can also impact goat farming. Consider the local weather conditions and their potential effects on your goats. Provide adequate shelter and protection from extreme temperatures, strong winds, and heavy rainfall. Implement appropriate ventilation systems to maintain a comfortable environment for your goats.

Market volatility and competition are common challenges in the goat farming industry. Stay informed about market trends, pricing fluctuations, and changes in consumer preferences. Adapt your marketing strategies and product offerings accordingly to stay competitive and meet the evolving demands of your target market.

Government Policies and Support

Understanding the regulations and legal requirements for goat farming in Pakistan is essential to ensure compliance. Research and familiarize yourself with the permits, licenses, and certifications necessary to operate your goat farm legally. Consult with local agricultural authorities or seek professional advice to navigate the legal aspects smoothly.

Additionally, take advantage of government assistance programs and initiatives that support the agricultural sector. These programs can provide valuable resources, technical support, training, and financial aid to help you establish and grow your goat farming business. Stay updated on any new policies or subsidies that may be available.

Starting a modern goat farming business in Pakistan requires careful planning, management, and a deep understanding of the industry. By following the outlined steps, from market research and infrastructure setup to goat procurement and marketing strategies, you can establish a successful and profitable venture. However, it’s important to remain adaptable, continuously learn, and stay informed about the latest developments in goat farming practices.

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  • What is the average lifespan of a goat? The average lifespan of a goat is around 12 to 15 years, depending on factors such as breed, care, and overall health.

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Banking sector proposals critical for smes, tech and agriculture, says aurangzeb.

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• Voluntary targets set for banks and regulators to boost key sectors • Crop insurance, cooperative banks and tech solutions proposed for agri sector • Revised regulations, new financing limits recommended to support small and medium enterprises

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mohammad Aurangzeb has termed the banking sector’s recommendations for three priority sectors — small and medium enterprises (SMEs), digital and technology, agriculture — vital for promoting growth and sustainability.

In a meeting with a delegation of the Pakistan Banks’ Association (PBA), the minister stated that the purpose of this initiative was to encourage the entire sector to contribute to these priority sectors according to their size, unique offerings, and strengths.

While there will be no “directed lending,” there shall be voluntary targets set between the banks and the regulator to share the responsibility of contributing to these critical sectors.

“I expect that the banks will continue to work with the government in the revival and growth of the economy,” he hoped.

Key recommendations in the agriculture sector included restructuring crop loan insurance schemes to integrate crop yield factors, revitalising agricultural cooperative banks, and upgrading provincial agricultural cooperative legislation to facilitate the creation of agricultural cooperative lending institutions.

The recommendations also included exploring technology-driven solutions to facilitate the distribution of targeted subsidies through banks, particularly to subsistence-level farmers, similar to Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), to promote much-needed financial inclusion.

The meeting focused on enhancing support by the banks for the three key sectors — agriculture, SMEs, and digital and technology in Pakistan. The discussion underlined the banking sector’s commitment to fostering financial inclusion in the country.

During the session, PBA Chairman Zafar Masud, along with the steering committee members on these initiatives, presented a comprehensive set of recommendations. The proposals were developed in close consultation with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to ensure they effectively address the unique challenges and highlight the opportunities within each sector.

Similarly, it was resolved that banks actively provide financial and management support to entities such as the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and National Credit Guarantee Company Limited (NCGCL).

The minister was apprised that PBA and SBP were actively engaged in revising SME Prudential Regulations, enhancing clean financing limits, and reviewing regulatory retail portfolio limits to facilitate SME financing.

He was also informed that PBA was contemplating establishing an “SME and Agri­culture Index” to target customers currently outside the documented economy, besides enhancing credit risk management.

On the digital and technology front, the PBA recommended facilitating retail foreign investment through digital micro sukuks/infra bonds and integrating freelancers into payment gateways. It was proposed to enhance foreign remittance flows via specially developed online portals for overseas Pakistanis. It was emphasised that banks be allowed to offer products and services in the technology space, currently only used for their own operations, to the outside world to harness export flows.

The recommendations related to the documentation of the economy through the use of technology were also discussed, outlining the role that banks would play in furthering government’s efforts in this respect.

Mr Aurangzeb commended PBA’s steering committee and the respective task forces for the three identified priority sectors for their thorough analysis and valuable recommendations. He highlighted the crucial role of the banking community in driving economic growth and stressed the importance of banks enhancing their efforts to support these priority sectors to foster economic development and prosperity.

The minister consented to the governance structure for implementing the proposed recommendations by PBA, jointly with SBP and the Ministry of Finance and Revenue, spearheaded by him and the SBP governor.

“PBA and its members are fully committed to working closely with the Ministry of Finance and the SBP to implement these recommendations, ensuring the effective contribution of the banking sector to Pakistan’s economic prosperity,” the PBA chairman vowed, while speaking on the occasion.

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  1. The State of Pakistan's Agriculture 2023

    021-35630530. The Pakistan Business Council's report on 'The State of Pakistan's Agriculture 2023' captures the essence of the issues confronting the agriculture sector of Pakistan and discusses five key factors that impact agricultural growth in the country. These include: technology, water, seed, financing animal disease and feed.

  2. PDF Pakistan: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP) for Pakistan, 2021-2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2021- 2025,1 which is aligned with the Government of Pakistan's development strategy, ADB's Strategy 2030,2 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  3. Agriculture Business in Pakistan

    The agriculture sector plays a vital role in the economy of Pakistan. The agriculture department contributes about 19% of the GDP. This business is commonly known as the art and science of animals and crops. It is known as the art business because of the construction of farmhouses, land information, and crop harvesting, etc.

  4. PDF Cluster Development Based Agriculture Transformation Plan Vision- 2025

    The Planning Commission of Pakistan was pleased to sponsor this study on the Feasibility Analysis for Cluster Development Based Agriculture Transformation to fill this gap. The study aims to cover a large number of agriculture commodities spread in various clusters throughout the country.

  5. PDF Pakistan: Country Operations Business Plan (2020-2022)

    The country operations business plan (COBP) for Pakistan, 2020-2022 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2015- 2019, which supports the Government of Pakistan's objective of sustained and inclusive economic growth.1 The COBP is also consistent with the priorities set out in ...

  6. Economic Growth and Agriculture

    Pakistan's agriculture sector employs more than 40 percent of the nation's workforce and is a key driver of the country's economic growth. USAID has been working with Pakistan to boost agricultural productivity by developing new crop varieties, improving management practices, and increasing farmers' access to improved technologies and ...

  7. PDF Agriculture

    Box Item-I: Agriculture Transformation Plan Ministry of National Food Security and Research presented an action plan before Prime Minister for transformation of agriculture sector in the country. Under this plan provinces will work on re-tweaking ... Pakistan has two cropping seasons. òKharif ó, the first sowing season, which starts from

  8. CABI produces Agricultural Transformation Plan for Pakistan Government

    Food value chain experts at CABI have worked alongside the Pakistan Government to produce an Agricultural Transformation Plan (ATP) which is aimed at boosting the country's economy by US$10bn a year and creating millions of new jobs.. Dr Mubarik Ali is team leader of the 'Cluster Development-Based Agriculture Transformation Plan-Vision 2020 Project' where 59% of the initial investment ...

  9. PDF FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

    11th Five Year Plan Food security and agricultural development 237 Chapter 21 ... The agriculture sector continues to be an important component of Pakistan's economy despite its decreasing share in the GDP. In 2012-13, it contributed 21.4 per cent to the GDP, about 60 ... galvanise agro business potential, (iv) achieve an average growth rate ...

  10. PDF Usaid/Pakistan Economic Growth and Agriculture Fact Sheet

    The revised SME Policy has been designed to create an enabling environment for SMEs that triggers private sector growth, generates employment, improves business competitiveness, and increases exports. The efforts made by Pakistan have paid off. The country improved its ranking by 28 spots - from 136 to 108 - in the World Bank's Ease of ...

  11. PDF Agriculture

    development in Pakistan. It is a major contributor to the employment and foreign exchange earnings. In addition to that it provides industrial raw material, hence growth ... During 2021-22, agriculture sector recorded a remarkable growth of 4.40 percent and surpassed the target of 3.5 percent and last year's growth of 3.48 percent. This growth

  12. UN FAO's 40 ambitious projects to revolutionize agriculture in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) on Sunday unveiled a dynamic portfolio of 40 diverse projects strategically dispersed across various regions of Pakistan. These

  13. Pakistan

    Agriculture is the largest sector of Pakistan's economy. It contributes about 24% of GDP and is the largest source of foreign exchange earnings. The sector also accounts for half of the employed labour force, of which two-thirds are women. Pakistan's strong agricultural research system has been driving innovation and improvements in this ...

  14. Pakistan country strategic plan (2023-2027)

    This outcome is aligned with WFP strategic outcome 2 and United Nations sustainable development cooperation framework outcome 1. Outcome 3: Pakistan's food systems are resilient to shocks and support access to healthy and nutritious food by all of Pakistan's communities by 2027. This outcome is aligned with WFP strategic outcome 3 and United ...

  15. Agriculture Cooperation under CPEC

    Considering the potential of Agriculture sector for development of Pakistan's economy, China and Pakistan embarked on enhancing collaboration in this sector by establishing a dedicated Joint Working Group (JWG) under the CPEC framework and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) vis-à-vis agricultural cooperation in November 2018.

  16. Money-Making Agriculture Business Ideas

    Starting an agriculture business can be a profitable venture with the right planning, execution, and management. By considering market demand, personal interests, and available resources, you can choose a money-making agriculture business idea that aligns with your goals. Thorough business planning, effective financial management, and ...

  17. Pakistan: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP) for Pakistan, 2021-2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2021-2025.

  18. PDF Transformation Plan

    Transformation Plan - Ministry of Planning Development & Special ...

  19. Agriculture in Pakistan

    Wheat Fields in Punjab, Pakistan. The most important crops are wheat, sugarcane, cotton, and rice, which together account nearly more than 75% of the value of total crop output. Pakistan's largest food crop is wheat. As of 2018, According to the ministry of agriculture, Pakistan wheat output reached 26.3 million tonnes. In 2005, Pakistan produced 21,591,400 metric tons of wheat, more than all ...

  20. Reforms urged to improve agricultural productivity, exports

    Reforms urged to improve agricultural productivity, exports. Agencies. January 14, 2024. Business, Newspaper. ISLAMABAD - Pakistan needs to design a comprehensive set of reforms to revitalize its agriculture sec­tor by enhancing competitive­ness, productivity, and exports. These measures will usher in a new era for the farmers, foster­ing ...

  21. How to Start Modern Goat Farming Business in Pakistan

    Planning Your Modern Goat Farming Business. To ensure a successful venture, it's vital to set clear goals and objectives for your goat farming business. Identify the specific products you intend to focus on, whether it's meat, milk, or both. Conduct thorough market research to understand the demand and competition in your target area.

  22. Ministry of Planning,Development & Special Initiatives

    The Agriculture Transformation Plan 2020. Walnut Cluster Feasibility and Transformation Study. MOPDSI |Ministy of Plannning Development and Special Initiatives Official Website Develop By Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives 'P' block Pak-Secretariat, Islamabad,Pakistan.

  23. Marketing of Agriculture Products in Pakistan: Theory and Practice

    PDF | On Dec 1, 2011, Qamar Mohy-ud-Din and others published Marketing of Agriculture Products in Pakistan: Theory and Practice | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  24. Banking sector proposals critical for SMEs, tech and agriculture, says

    The proposals were developed in close consultation with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to ensure they effectively address the unique challenges and highlight the opportunities within each sector.