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Helping Make Pakistan Food Secure through Value Chain Development

Pakistan’s agriculture sector is a mainstay of its economy and is critical to future improvements in economic growth, employment, food security and poverty reduction. Over the past decade, an unstable political and security environment has slowed investment and caused the loss of human life and human capital, while major natural disasters have resulted in displaced populations, damaged productive infrastructure, diverted budgets and cutbacks in services. These developments have negatively impacted Pakistan’s economy and the competitiveness of its agricultural sector, as translated by a marked slowdown in GDP growth and a decline in Pakistani exports. Yet Pakistan’s economy is now showing signs of moderate growth, and there is potential to capitalise on this progress over the coming years. Read more