This is How We Can Counter the Impact of Climate Change on Pakistan’s Food Security

Pakistan counntering Climate Change
Pakistan counntering Climate Change
  • Climate Change is a global dilemma and Pakistan is among the top countries affected by it.
  • Adeel Mukhtar Mirza has written a policy brief on how can we deal with climate change in Pakistan.
  • In this policy brief, we focus on the Food Security part of climate change.

 

According to the projected climate changes in Pakistan, the agriculture sector is already in a sensitive state. The global average surface temperatures have been increased  by 0.74°C in the last 100 years forces us to work on appropriate
adaptation strategies.

What Pakistan is already doing:

  • Planted over a billion trees in KPK from 2013 to 2018.
  • Started the project to plant 10 billion trees in the whole country.
  • Pakistan has planted another 1 billion trees out of the 10-billion-target.
  • Pakistan has hosted World Environment Day 2021
  • Pakistan has a vision to mainstream climate change in the economically and socially vulnerable sectors of the economy and to steer Pakistan towards climate-resilient development

A policy brief has been written by Adeel Mukhtar Mirza from IPRI (Islamabad Policy Research Institute). Let’s see what the brief recommends: 

  • Implementation of revised agro-ecological zones in Punjab.Diversification of crops and growth of pulses and edible oils.
  • Development of weather-resistant seeds.
  • Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA.
  • Improving climate forecasting for farmers.

How to counter the impact of climate change on Pakistan’s food security?

The following steps can be taken in order to fight the climate change in Pakistan:

  • Implementation of Revised Agro-ecological Zones (AEZs) in Punjab
  • Diversification of Crops and Growth of Pulses and Edible Oils
  • Development of Weather Resistant Seeds
  • Adopting Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
  • Climate Forecasting for Farmers
  • Adoption of Improved Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

This was an overview of what can be done. To read the full policy brief checkout the document below:

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