FOOD PROBLEMS OF PAKISTAN
AND ITS SOLUTIONS PROBLEMS OF FOOD IN PAKISTAN:
The reason for the extensive food insecurity in the country is a complex mix of poverty, poor governance, inequitable distribution, climate change, insufficient emphasis on agricultural growth, urban development, a growing population, fluctuation in oil prices, wide-ranging inflationary trends, political influences and displacement of people through natural disasters such as floods and drought.
The world’s financial experts have placed Pakistan on a list of 36 countries that face a serious food crisis. A recent analysis of the causes and consequences of Pakistan’s food insecurity points out that food security has been under constant threat since 2008, when world food prices reached their highest levels and Pakistan’s food inflation registered as high as 34%. Analysts observed that food crisis in Pakistan come hand in hand with an energy crisis and uncertain political environment along with the extremist threats. It is expected that food and energy shortages could become worse in Future. The impact of floods on economy and agriculture has been devastating in Pakistan. The skyrocketing prices are jeopardizing the purchasing power of financially crumbling consumers. The price of food items such as vegetables, chicken and meat has increased by more than 20 percent just in one month, which has further made the half of the population of country food insecure. Pakistan’s current estimated population is over 188 million making it the world’s sixth most-populous country in the world. As a consequence, a lot more food is currently needed to meet dietary requirements of the masses. The growing populations of urban areas and new urban settlements are currently making food security even more challenging. The...
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