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Government to focus on development of agriculture sector

The Ministry of Food Security and Research has devised policies to enhance the agriculture sector in Pakistan so that maximum benefit of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can be reaped. These policies will focus on enhancing the products for international markets and increase the per acre yield of crops. The policies also encompass series of training programs for capacity building of rural entrepreneurs.

Ministry of National Food Security and Research has evolved comprehensive policy measures to work for the development of agriculture sector under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

These policy measures would boost exports of agricultural products, enhance per acre yield of major crops, and produce high-tech value and products of international standards, reported Radio Pakistan.

Under the policy measures, the ministry will prepare feasibility reports of trade-able commodities for each sub-zone along the corridor and will do pilot testing of rural businesses for the identified commodities and coordination for the development of business zones along the corridor.
The government will also arrange a series of training programs aimed at capacity building of rural entrepreneurs and agricultural service providers.
Similarly, innovations for quality production, post-harvest handling and processing will be introduced and investment portfolios will also be developed for public-private partnerships to promote rural businesses.

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