On November 16, Dr Abrar Chaudhury, ECI DPhil Alum (completed 2017) presented the Pakistan Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) profile in Pakistan to a high level delegation chaired by the Minister of National Food Security, with representatives from World Bank, international funders, NGOs, private sector, government officials and local farmers. Abrar led and developed the Pakistan CSA profile that provides a snapshot of key issues, challenges, constraints and opportunities in agriculture in the country. The profile was commissioned by a consortium comprising the World Bank, Government of Pakistan, UK Department of International Development (DFID), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Pakistan’s agriculture (contributes 20-25% to the GDP) has experienced short term and longer-term climate variability that poses serious threats to the sustainability of the sector, economic development of the country and food security of the population. Abrar commented "The CSA profile is a first step towards taking stock of the status of CSA activities in Pakistan to meet the local and global climate obligations. I am very pleased with the attention CSA has gained through this profile. The launch will help catalyse the findings and recommendations into actions on the ground to help meet Pakistan’s climate policy and food security goals"
Read the report: Climate-Smart Agriculture in Pakistan. CSA Country Profiles for Asia Series.
"The launch will help catalyse the findings and recommendations into actions on the ground to help meet Pakistan’s climate policy and food security goals"