Importance of Agricultue of Pakistan

Importance of Agriculture for Pakistan

Agriculture is very important for Pakistan. It helps the country in the development of economy. Every country has a vast land, which is used for agriculture. Pakistan is also an agricultural country. Its total area is 7, 96,096 square kilometers. 70% of our total population is living in the villages. The major source of their living is agriculture. Agriculture employed 66% of the total workforce in 1950-51 but by 1999-2000. This figure dropped to 47.3%. This shows that people are now not interested in farming. They are doing jobs in industry and other fields.

They are leaving farming and migrated to cities. Because cities have more chances of jobs. There are more factories and more development project offices. So, people move from villages and settle in the cities. Another reason in the villages is that, people are using tractor and machinery, so they need less people.

In Pakistan, the best area for agriculture is Punjab. Its soil is very fertile and its irrigation system is very fine. Its total is equal to quarter of the total area for Pakistan. But it has 57% of the total cultivated land. In Pakistan, we have two main crops, which are Kharif crops and Rabi crops. Kharif crops grow in Summer while Rabi crops grow in Winter.

The most important food crops in Pakistan are as following:

1. Wheat:- Wheat is a major need of our country. It is grown on a large area. This crop is sown in October and November and harvested in April and May.

2. Rice:- Pakistan produces over 4.3 million tons of rice.

3. Maize:- Maize is a Kharif crop that grows in warm places.

4. Millet:- These crops can grow even in poor soils.

5. Pulses:- Pulses are good source of protein.

The most important cash crop in Pakistan are as following:-

1. Cotton:- Cotton is our leading exports. Pakistan produces 9.8 billions bales of cotton a year.

2. Tobacco:- Tobacco is also an important cash crop. The best tobacco growing areas are in Mardan and Peshawer.

3. Lives Stock:- Most of the milk comes from the buffaloes. Cow produce almost a million tons of milk a year.

Comments 85 comments

halli 8 years ago

kindly provide the share of agriculture in national GDP growth. apart from this provide material on pakistan economy as whole. GDP growth rate, per capeta income, inflation rate etc.etc.

provide reasons how could pakistan can check adverse aspects of economy, and give information regarding economy terms, such as stagflation, deflation, etc.

Roland Perry 7 years ago

Pls include some extra information

atif jamal 7 years ago

please also add the places where these crops are grown

Shehzad Junaid 6 years ago

Nice effort, but data of an important crop Sugar cane is missing. Pls also add production technology of important crops. Also give comprehensive account of irrigation system of Pakistan.

Amer 6 years ago

Share in GDP is almost 24%

simran aftab ahmed halo 6 years ago

this was i finding what! very nice info!!!!!!!!!!!

Farhad 6 years ago

The share of agriculture in GDP has dropped to near 21% in the recent year.

aisha 6 years ago

plz provide the info abt the major forms of agriculture in Pakistan.

waheed ali  6 years ago

thanx 4 such a nice site but plz include more detail....

rizwan from KU 6 years ago

ggooodd wwoorrkk ....

zoha 6 years ago

gud info bt dere should be more info bout major crops of pak

ufaq  6 years ago

nice effort..plz add the complete info abt the all mjor crops of PAK..

kazim 6 years ago

post about life of cash crop farmer..plzzzzzz i beg u..

shujaat baltistani 6 years ago

we should to increse per acre yeild

sarfraz 6 years ago

that is good information but please upgrade it

arati 6 years ago

tabacco is spoil your body

like hair loss


blood cancer

tabacco is not good for kidney is spoil your full

AMNA ZIA 6 years ago

also refer areas where the cash crops are produced and manufacturing companies of pakistan which are converting raw material into finished seeds etc. and exporting to other countries also show the names of other counties to whom pak. is exporting its cash crops

Salman Hamid 6 years ago

Please provide the information and pictures of summer and winter crops grown in Pakistan.

TALHA AHMED 6 years ago


Saba Saeed 6 years ago

I need more info.

FAHAD RASOOL 5 years ago


zahid hussain ahmedani 5 years ago

to me you have try a lot its very easy and simple to understand God bless u.

AMMARA 5 years ago

please add more data as early as possible

ayesha 5 years ago

please add more data as early as possible.plzzzzzzzzzzzz.i will be very thankful.

saindino 5 years ago

good inf plz more inf

shahid babber 5 years ago

the above whole information may b taken from oled documentary. we must research and add latest data regarding the our most important department in appreciable. actually that's appreciable. superb dear . b happy 4ever.

mehak 5 years ago

plz provide contribution of wheat in GDP also

Nusrat Habib 5 years ago

Is agriculture a real power of Pakistan economy ?

what is ur is the actual situation of Pakistan's agriculture structure.

Sagar 5 years ago

So then why Pakistan is importing wheat from USA and Edible oil from South East Asia? similarly the prices of food is rapidly rising in the country which will result in food shortages in Pakistan.

Abrar Zaffar 5 years ago

i like the information given above,

please try to provide the contribution of each crop to the GDP of pakistan.

Asad 5 years ago

Nice info but need some more good representation of data and olso update it....

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greencap 5 years ago from Pakistan

Agriculture is one of the many fields adversely affected by the poor management in the government. Costs of cultivation are extremely high. And there's no policy regarding the prices of produced goods, resulting in very low returns or even loss to the farmers. So that's why people are turning to other options for making their livings

kanwal butt 5 years ago

niceeeee infoooooooo

zarmeen 5 years ago

bad work

Aneel manan 5 years ago

one of the best report...

noor 5 years ago

can any 1 make this paragraph in a kind of report plzzzzzzzzzz

S.M.Raza 5 years ago

also state the economic importance of the crops!!!

sania shaheen 5 years ago

Please mentioned the areas where these crops especially rice wheat and cotton grow.

mariam 5 years ago

plzz ad some more importnt information about pak agriculture

niki 5 years ago

thank now i have some knowledge about pakistan

ali saeed khan 5 years ago

very good

Muhammad Adeel Malik 5 years ago

very nice information

i am very thanksfull to u

bisma 4 years ago

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Adnan Ahmad Farooqi 4 years ago

bohat achi info di hy. keep It up

shahrukh yousaf zai 4 years ago

dear its so nice attempt but you should add some more data.

saira 4 years ago

plz also enter here the info about the department of agricultre

rashid 4 years ago

what's a stupid thing this is

honey 4 years ago

gud effort but not enough.

amber 4 years ago


QasimAli 4 years ago

excellent effort !!

pinky 4 years ago

very nice effort but this is very brief add some more information.

saqib 4 years ago

more struggle we need

Arena 4 years ago

plz provide info about role of soil in the agriculture of pakistan

Saqlain Mohy ud Din 4 years ago

That is good site but plz include more

nasir iqbal UCA 4 years ago

good information..keep it up.......nice job

baqir amin 4 years ago

good information bt plz upgrade it

T@lh@ 4 years ago

nice information but plz extend it

Random 4 years ago

good but not useful :/

hira ali 4 years ago

not maintion the current figures ..

asif 4 years ago

good job

farhan Rashid 4 years ago

that's gud...:)

muhammed imtiaz 4 years ago

nice work good information given above

soha saqib 4 years ago

the information is really very good ..I got a lot of help by this information , but please upgrade it . thankyou

Rabab Qadeer 4 years ago

i used this for my holidays home work... it is useful for geography students. like the HUB!

ANONYMOUS 4 years ago


gul 4 years ago

i want answer

question is~ how are kharif and rabi crops useful?

but in india

Irfan Khurshid 4 years ago

please provide latest deta pf Pakistan crops update thanks

kashif 3 years ago

thanks for information

shakir ali 3 years ago

very gud information:-)

stranger 3 years ago

very long.

rockingzanglex 2 years ago

thank you very much

for this information

M.Umair Qazi 2 years ago

Gd' I like it,thnks for this informaton.

ZOX 2 years ago

I'm thank full too u for this fantastic information.

Next time please give us knowledge about"CHIEF CROPS OF PAKISTAN"

I man 2 years ago

Plz provide more info.

Sam 2 years ago

Nice info exactly what I wanted

But could be better

liza durrani 2 years ago

its nice but we need much more

fatima 2 years ago

very bad ap ne sare info dale magar main or sub se important info nahe dale so sadddddddddddddddddd

fariha 2 years ago

which is most wide spread crop in Pakistan ?




saba ali 2 years ago

Can u tell all about its resouces

jojo 2 years ago

very good

javeria 2 years ago

very nice

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arshad chohan 20 months ago

slm.khrif r rabi crops k barey jitni info hy dher krein

ZEE 15 months ago


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