“We need to change the cropping pattern for evolving new cropping zones in the country, according to climate and weather of the different regions of the country”, stressed Dr. Inam Ullah
ISLAMABAD – Agriculture and environment experts have stressed the need for preemptive measures to adopt modern research and development methodology in order to enhance production of major crops for ensuring food security in Pakistan.
“We need to change the cropping pattern for evolving new cropping zones in the country, according to climate and weather of the different regions of the country”, said head of climate change Centre at Agriculture University Peshawar, Dr. Inam Ullah while addressing a climate change workshop for journalists and environment activists in Islamabad.
The workshop on “The Role of Media in Communicating Climate Change” was organized by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung. Dr.Inam Ullah said “We need national discourse on global climate change for saving country’s Agriculture sector from bad impact of climate change.”
Dr.Inam Ullah said cotton, sugarcane and wheat have facing huge threat from climate change follows the harsh weather, which decrease the production of these crops. Favoring temperature for yield of these crops is not suitable now for cotton, wheat and sugarcane growing areas in the country.
Agriculture expert recommended integrated approach of all stakeholders and attention to value addition to get more production and income from Agriculture.
He urged the journalists to create awareness against the climate change for controlling the losses in Agriculture including other sector.
While addressing the workshop, environment and climate change expert, Shafqat Aziz highlighting the effects of climate change on Pakistan, said that Pakistan is in top seven countries affected from natural calamities and weather effects.
He urged for comprehensive policy mechanism to counter effects of climate change on the human life including the country’s economy.
The workshop was aimed at enlightening the participants, editors, journalists, loggers and activists on the context and implications of climate change, key considerations and priority areas for Pakistan.