Agriculture (or agro) Industries in Pakistan
Agriculture accounts for almost 1/4th of the total GDP of Pakistan and is responsible for providing mass employment. On an average, agriculture industries employ almost 48% of the total work-force in Pakistan which is a huge number. Apart from mainstream agriculture, there is also the industry of fishing in Pakistan which is not so big yet, but has shown strong growth over the past decade or so. Right now, it accounts for a modest 5% of the total work-force but is growing at a good rate which is providing relief for the people of Pakistan. Apart from employing 48% of the total work-force, Agriculture industries in Pakistan support nearly 75% of the total population. The primary industries in Pakistan are cotton, wheat, rice, corn, fruits and vegetables. The biggest and the most important agriculture industry in Pakistan is the production of raw cotton. It accounts for a major part of their exports and is indicative of the overall economy of the nation. Most importantly, it contributes a lot to the GDP and helps in increasing the export earnings of the nation, thus keeping the external debt to a minimum.
The relationship between agriculture and industries in Pakistan is very complex. There is some dependence of agriculture on the methods and applications of industries. Some of the common categories under which this dependence can be classified count in the following list: the many methods of production and their changes; the magnitude of the production unit of the plant; heavy reliance on the topography and other climatic factors; the promptness with which decisions come about; the ways of practice and their standardization; the defining of the turnover; the formal organizations or heads taking prompt and head-on decisions; and, finally, the amount of cash pumped in the process, as well as the ease with which that can be done.
There are many problems in agro-industries yet to overcome and this cannot occur in Pakistan if we go by just any scientific design. Finding such a specific methodology for the context of Pakistan is rather difficult because of the relative primitiveness of what is still in use. Therefore, we find it imperative that a scientific method for easing out the relations in the agro-industries gets devised in Pakistan itself, one which will, in turn, might work in a positive and proper direction in benefit of the people.
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