Agriculture and Food Security

Agricultural Policy for Pakistan

Agricultural Policy for Pakistan

Pakistan Muslim League will be completing its constitutionally mandated five-year term in the 2nd quarter of the current year.  Notwithstanding their better than average performance in the economic management of the country, it was a bleak period for the farmers of the country. No doubt, the manifesto of PML-N published during the election campaign 2013…

Farmer-An Unfortunate Figure

Farmer-An Unfortunate Figure

A farmer is a very unfortunate figure everywhere on earth. From Bangladesh to Burkina Faso, or from Pakistan to Peru, yes everywhere. There seems to be a systemic bias against the farmers at both the levels-state and the society. Even nature seems to be less inclined towards them. Just imagine! When broadcasting seeds for his…

Agricultural Income Tax-Time to Impose

Agricultural Income Tax-Time to Impose

On May 29th 2013, I wrote a piece in The News, one of the leading English newspapers of Pakistan (Get Agrarian ) about the need for carrying out comprehensive agrarian reforms as opposed to limited distributive land reforms, advocated by some advocacy groups to transform the political economy of Pakistan’s agriculture. While emphasizing the need…