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Importance of Agricultue of Pakistan

Updated on December 24, 2007

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.

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      halli 9 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.

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      Roland Perry 8 years ago

      Pls include some extra information

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      atif jamal 8 years ago

      please also add the places where these crops are grown

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      Shehzad Junaid 7 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.

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      Amer 7 years ago

      Share in GDP is almost 24%

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      simran aftab ahmed halo 7 years ago

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

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      Farhad 7 years ago

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

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      aisha 7 years ago

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

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      waheed ali  7 years ago

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

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      rizwan from KU 7 years ago

      ggooodd wwoorrkk ....

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      zoha 7 years ago

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

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      ufaq  7 years ago

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

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      kazim 7 years ago

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

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      shujaat baltistani 7 years ago

      we should to increse per acre yeild

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      sarfraz 7 years ago

      that is good information but please upgrade it

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      arati 7 years ago

      tabacco is spoil your body

      like hair loss

      kidney

      blood cancer

      tabacco is not good for kidney is spoil your full

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      AMNA ZIA 7 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

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      Salman Hamid 6 years ago

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

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      TALHA AHMED 6 years ago

      I AM SO SORRY ABOUT PICTURE I CANT SEND IT BECAUSE IAM IN CANADA BUT IAM PAKISTANI I PROUD OF MY COUNTRY

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      Saba Saeed 6 years ago

      I need more info.

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      FAHAD RASOOL 6 years ago

      ENTER MORE DATA REGARDING TO THE IMPORTANCE

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      zahid hussain ahmedani 6 years ago

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

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      AMMARA 6 years ago

      please add more data as early as possible

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      ayesha 6 years ago

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

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      saindino 6 years ago

      good inf plz more inf

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      shahid babber 6 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.

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      mehak 6 years ago

      plz provide contribution of wheat in GDP also

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      Nusrat Habib 6 years ago

      Is agriculture a real power of Pakistan economy ?

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

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      Sagar 6 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.

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      Abrar Zaffar 6 years ago

      i like the information given above,

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

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      Asad 6 years ago

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

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      greencap 6 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

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      kanwal butt 6 years ago

      niceeeee infoooooooo

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      zarmeen 6 years ago

      bad work

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      Aneel manan 6 years ago

      one of the best report...

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      noor 5 years ago

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

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      S.M.Raza 5 years ago

      also state the economic importance of the crops!!!

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      sania shaheen 5 years ago

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

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      mariam 5 years ago

      plzz ad some more importnt information about pak agriculture

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      niki 5 years ago

      thank now i have some knowledge about pakistan

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      ali saeed khan 5 years ago

      very good

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      Muhammad Adeel Malik 5 years ago

      very nice information

      i am very thanksfull to u

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      bisma 5 years ago

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      Adnan Ahmad Farooqi 5 years ago

      bohat achi info di hy. keep It up

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      shahrukh yousaf zai 5 years ago

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

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      saira 5 years ago

      plz also enter here the info about the department of agricultre

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      rashid 5 years ago

      what's a stupid thing this is

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      honey 5 years ago

      gud effort but not enough.

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      amber 5 years ago

      good

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      QasimAli 5 years ago

      excellent effort !!

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      pinky 5 years ago

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

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      saqib 5 years ago

      more struggle we need

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      Arena 5 years ago

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

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      Saqlain Mohy ud Din 5 years ago

      That is good site but plz include more

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      nasir iqbal UCA 5 years ago

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

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      baqir amin 5 years ago

      good information bt plz upgrade it

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      T@lh@ 5 years ago

      nice information but plz extend it

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      Random 5 years ago

      good but not useful :/

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      hira ali 5 years ago

      not maintion the current figures ..

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      asif 5 years ago

      good job

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      farhan Rashid 5 years ago

      that's gud...:)

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      muhammed imtiaz 5 years ago

      nice work good information given above

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      soha saqib 5 years ago

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

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      Rabab Qadeer 5 years ago

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

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      ANONYMOUS 5 years ago

      HUB IS HUB SO IT DID NOT MAKE MY COMMENT APPEAR! SO FOR THE HUB! YOU ARE VERY F******* NASTY MAN!

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      gul 5 years ago

      i want answer

      question is~ how are kharif and rabi crops useful?

      but in india

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      Irfan Khurshid 4 years ago

      please provide latest deta pf Pakistan crops update thanks

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      kashif 4 years ago

      thanks for information

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      shakir ali 4 years ago

      very gud information:-)

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      stranger 4 years ago

      very long.

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      rockingzanglex 3 years ago

      thank you very much

      for this information

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      M.Umair Qazi 3 years ago

      Gd' I like it,thnks for this informaton.

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      ZOX 3 years ago

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

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

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      I man 3 years ago

      Plz provide more info.

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      Sam 3 years ago

      Nice info exactly what I wanted

      But could be better

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      liza durrani 3 years ago

      its nice but we need much more

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      fatima 3 years ago

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

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      fariha 3 years ago

      which is most wide spread crop in Pakistan ?

      a.wheat

      b.rice

      c.cotton

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      saba ali 3 years ago

      Can u tell all about its resouces

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      jojo 3 years ago

      very good

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      javeria 3 years ago

      very nice

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      Yo smaker 2 years ago

      Nice

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      arshad chohan 2 years ago

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

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      ZEE 2 years ago

      PLEASE INCEASE THE DATA

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