The government is working on a clime-smart agricultural policy as revealed by the Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam. It will be tabled before the cabinet for approval.
During a meeting with a delegation of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), he made these remarks.
The advisor revealed that the rising temperature in the region demands that the agricultural methods have revised that suit the climate.
He said that it is high time that modern and climate-smart agricultural techniques are used in Pakistan as half of the population is directly dependent on agriculture.
He said it is hard to accomplish it single-handedly. The FAO’s Ambassador Meena Daulat complimented the Billion Tree Tsunami project and assured that full assistance will be given to the organization in this regard.
Also, the FAO delegation said that the proposed program will be fully equipped with modern technology and it will provide useful information to the policymakers and the farmers.
Furthermore, they said that the program will train the farmers on resistive agriculture techniques and teach efficient management of the irrigation systems.