Ahsan stresses need to promote smart agriculture businesses

Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has stressed the need to promote cluster based, environment resilient and smart agriculture businesses to increase country's exports.

He was addressing a symposium titled Promoting Cluster Based Development, Leveraging digitization and Adopting Climate change, in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Minister said value chain must be adopted to increase the profitability of agri-businesses.

He said new agriculture policies should be focused on environment resilience. He said any business that cannot align with new challenges, would suffer in future.

Ahsan Iqbal said political stability is inevitable for structural reforms as it requires continuity of policies which is not possible with frequent change of governments.

Urging the foreign and private investors to invest in Pakistan's agri sector, he assured full support of his government in this regard.

The panelists on this occasion shared their ideas to promote agri businesses in Pakistan and to enhance productivity through modern techniques.

Source: Radio Pakistan