Sindh’s agri-economy contributes 23 percent to country’s GDP

Karachi: Sindh’s agricultural economy contributes 23% to the country’s GDP. The huge gap between Sindh’s Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry & Agriculture production and the capacity to process the produce, provides opportunity for various types of investments through value addition, this was stated by Muhammad Zubair Motiwala, Chairman Sindh Board of Investment while addressing the closing session of LDFA 2012 on 29th of January 2012 on Sunday.

He stated that provincial government wants to give confidence for investment in livestock, poultry, fisheries and other similar sectors to fully utilize the growth potential of the province. He said that Sindh has a big agricultural sector and besides food items, it is famous for prominent breeds of cattle and dairy farming.

Secretary Investment Muhammad Younus Dagha in his welcome address stated that Government of Sindh has taken various initiatives in terms of subsidized financing, technological support, research & development and capacity building of farmers. He said that dairy, livestock and agriculture sectors have been the foundation of some of the progressive economies of the world. Pakistan in general, Sindh in particular has vast potential for modern and technology driven practices.

The 2nd Edition of Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry & Agriculture Exhibition and Seminar was organized by Sindh Board of Investment in collaboration with provincial Livestock and Agriculture Departments on 28th & 29th of January 2012 at Expo Centre Karachi. The event was a continuation of LDF Exhibition 2011 which was a great success. Strengthened by the success of LDF2011, this year’s edition included Agriculture along with Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry LDFA2012 to widen scope of activities and benefits of the success of the event to potential participants.

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