CPEC, Pakistan Agriculture News

Govt to work for agri-sector’s growth

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research has developed comprehensive policy measures to work for the growth of agriculture sector under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The objective is to boost exports of agricultural products, enhance per-acre yield of major crops and produce high value-added products of international standards.

The measures are part of the first National Food Security Policy, announced by the ministry this week. Under the policy measures, the ministry will prepare feasibility reports of tradable commodities for each sub-zone along the corridor, conduct tests of rural businesses for identified commodities and coordinate for the development of business zones along the corridor. The government will also arrange a series of training programmes for capacity building of rural entrepreneurs and agricultural service providers.