ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) Syed Fakhar Imam has reiterated that agriculture is the backbone of our economy, and stressed the need to modernize agricultural practices in the Country.
“We cannot achieve goals of economic growth without paying special attention to this sector,” he said in a meeting with the CEO Cargill Pakistan Imran Jehangir Nasrullah and the Chair of sub-committee on Agriculture Shandana Gulzar Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Syed Fakhar Imam said that agriculture can have a head start in Pakistan’s economy.
The minister was of the view that as per Rules of Business, NFS&R is a policy planner for the Country’s agriculture and despite the 18th amendment, NFS&R and provincial agricultural departments must work in harmony.
The Food and agriculture group Cargill Inc wants to invest in sectors ranging from dairy to edible oils and animal feed.
Cargill wants to bring world-class innovations to support agriculture in Pakistan, which is already moving toward modernization, as well as the rising demand for oils backed by evolving consumption patterns and a growing market for animal feed.
Cargill started doing business in Pakistan in 1984, and today our operations comprise the trading and handling of animal feed, agricultural commodities, and industrial products. It is one of the largest importers of palm oil and palm oil products to Pakistan.