Food System in Pakistan. Nazim Ali. Nazim Ali. Global Change Impact Studies Centre Islamabad, Pakistan. Irrigated Landscape of District Gujrat. Wheat Production in Districts of Punjab Pakistan. Gujrat. (SDPI, 2004). Rice Production in Districts of Punjab Pakistan. Gujrat. (SDPI, 2004).
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Food System in Pakistan
Global Change Impact Studies Centre
Food Production in Districts of Punjab, Pakistan
PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF MAJOR FOOD ITEMS IN GUJRAT, PAKISTAN
(GoP, 2003 & SDPI, 2004)
Distribution Channels for Food Items in Pakistan-I
(Qamar M.D, 1998)
Less Perishable 65%
Farmers’ Share of Consumers’ Expenditure
Government of Pakistan annually reviews and announces the support prices of important commodities
Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Sugarcane, Potato, Gram, Onion, Oilseeds
Crops covered under price program experience not only positive growth rates area and production but also in productivity
In the village, female family members control sphere of food in their homes. 80% male members always get privilege in food distribution even if they were not at home their portion was kept aside before serving to other members of the family
Change in Preference
There has been a rapid exogenous decline over time in the share of gram. The demand for chicken was faster after 1982-83 than before it i.e. there was a structural change in consumer preferences.
Post harvest losses of fruits and vegetables are an important factor of food deficit in the country. In general, post harvest losses of food crops are approximately 20% of the harvest and in the case of fruits and vegetables these losses are about 30% to 40%. Most of these losses take place at storage, transportation and processing. (Rana, 2000)
Food industry is the largest industry of Pakistan accounting for 27 percent of the total value-added production, and 16 percent of the total employment in the manufacturing sector.