Vice President FPCCI speaksDecember 5, 2015
QUETTA: Decline in Western countries has affected imports at the same time problems of food security have increased in the world. Both developed nd developing countries have to wage joint effects to meet this.
This was jointly stated by Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fahmeeda Kausar Jamali and Chairperson Quetta Women Chamber’s Commerce Trade and Commerce Tabassum Anwaar here Sunday.
They said to ensure food security in the country investment and policy reforms are unsatisfactory and there is need to pay special attention on them. No survey about food security has ever been conducted in Pakistan so policy makers are unable to take effective measures as per ground realities.
They said to rid people of poverty, hunger and ensuring food security is responsibility of government. They said most poor people live in SAARC countries and an ending political tussle has closed doors of development on them.
They added food security does not mean availability of food only but making it possible for its achievement on reasonable price because everyone had right to access to proper, cheap and healthy food. By 2050 world population would be touch a mark of 9 billion soul and world production should be increased to 50 percent for their living which is not possible without giving economic protection to growers. Population in developing countries was rising speedily while crops produce was declining to due to climate change. In Pakistan wheat, rice, and maize is cropped over 13 million hectare area but its produce is very small. Most important is wheat crop and its growers are facing number of problems and serious measures are needed to resolve them.