Asia / Livestock / Pakistan / South Asia

Livestock sector significant in Pakistan

There are some sector experts who argue that it is due to the numerous, geographically dispersed and small-scale livestock producers who dominate the primary production side of the value chain that livestock productivity cannot realise its potential.

The rural sector within the Pakistani economy remains vital due to the fact that it still employs a significant percentage of our national workforce, even if it makes a comparatively lesser contribution towards the national income. While most economists and development practitioners would agree that it is imperative to boost agricultural productivity to help overcome the widespread rural deprivation and disparities across our nation, the means to do this remain contested. The aim of this article is to explore the prospect of achieving this goal by focusing on our livestock sector in particular.

Read more … (Daily Times – Pakistan)


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