Farmers associates Pakistan (Guarantee) limited
The agriculture sector in Pakistan is unique in is economic and demographic
It contributes around
22% to the GDP
Employs over 51% of the labour force,
Provides livelihood to 70% of the population
and Accounts for 65% of the foreign exchange earning from exports, either in
the form of raw commodities or value added goods. Despite this significance,
agriculture still remains the most neglected misunderstood and ignored
sector of the economy and needs much priority and incentives to achieve its
Most urban dwellers and a section of
intelligentsia believe agrarian community to be a federal monolith, which is not
true anymore. Pakistan’s agrarian community is extremely diversified today. It
embodies a wide range of categories, from subsistence-oriented small farmers and
landless tenants (dependent upon animal husbandry) all the way to commercial
farmers and entrepreneurs venturing into modern and applied research. The
importance of agriculture has often been stated by the axiom that all great
economies were built on the “ backs of the farmers”.
In Pakistan this dependence of industrial growth has occurred without the
synergy of vertical integration between these two vital sectors. Agriculture
sector today is a complex and diversified undertaking interacts with other vital
issues such as national security economic growth policies, environmental aspects
balance of payment, energy supplies and unemployment etc.
a) Being at the national level, there is no
representative professional instruction, which can effectively articulate the
paradoxes and prospects of this vital sector.
"Hence the need for FAP"