Food Crises-An Alarming Threat for Balochistan By. Dr. Khair Muhammad Kakar Provincial Coordinator Agribusiness Development & Diversification Project Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock Government of Pakistan Cell # +92-333-7809780 email: [email protected] Introduction.
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a. From Afghanistan (International).
b. From Iran (International).
c. Punjab, Sindh & NWFP-Domestic pressure of population and migration from other provinces in search of Job opportunities.
a. Almost 58% Agriculture sector was affected (Economic survey of Pakistan 2007).
b. 73% Livestock sector was affected (Economic
survey of Pakistan 2007).
At the same time the population of the province was increased with an alarming ratio.
To feed this huge population of the province along with the extra burden of the “Refugees” it is impossible to do so.
Therefore more efforts are needed to be planed.
The typical Pastoon & Baloch Culture never allow them to keep the family size very limited or smaller.
Ultimately, the average family size would be more then 7 or 8 person per family.
Low productivity per unit area.
Low yielding varieties of Crops + Fruits.
Limited information about latest and innovative Agriculture and Livestock.
Lack of proper breeds of Livestock
(Meat + Milk).
Regular availability of Electricity for Agriculture ?
Rise-up in fuel prices - which is a major need for Agriculture
None utilization of Solar and wind power.
(Agriculture: Crops + Fruits)
(Livestock: Meat + Milk)
High yield verities of Crops.
Better I.C.M. (integrated crop margent).
Maximum production per unit.
Better utilization of available resources (Water + Soil + Seed + Fertilizer + Pesticides)
Maximum meat & Milk producing breeds of Livestock.
Best utilization, management and supervision of grazing areas in the province.
Fodder + Range
Camoori milk producing breed
(poor man cow).
Teddy Goats meat producing breed + cross breed (with any local breed) milk producing. Narri master meat producing breed (F3) is introduced in the Province.
Sheep Breeding (in cold zone)
Goat Breeding (in hot zone)
Mode / Dhaka / Sudan grasses.
Wheat (60 Munds per acre)
Low Delta Crops (Olive + Pistachio etc)
Grapes (Five imported + improved varieties)