Pakistan


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AGRICULTURE

 

In Pakistan, the farming sector contributes to 1/4 of the annual GDP. It has been highly affected by losses in cotton and rice crops. Today, figures are under the 5.2% growth of 1996 and under forecasts (5%) since the agriculture only increases by a 1% (1997-1998).


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

157 315

Agricultural population

76 917

Non agricultural population

80 398

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

27 230 000

Irrigated surface area

18 230 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

320 500

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 47244 967 48874
Wheat 21612 8358 2586
Rice paddy 8321 2621 3174
Cottonseed 4429 3102 1428
Maize 3110 1042 2984

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 166000
Goats 56700
Buffaloes 26300
Sheep 24900
Cattle 24200

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
29 827 309 888 175 191

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT