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Published Date: Feb 6, 2014

No Concrete governance measures suggested

Dr Abid Qaiyum
Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute,
has said that no concrete governance measures have been suggested in the
draft policy on Agriculture and Food Security launched by Ministry of
Food Security & Research.

Dr Suleri was speaking at a
Consultative Meeting on ‘Agriculture & Food Security’, organised by
SDPI in collaboration with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council and
Food and Agriculture Organisation here on Tuesday.

Suleri appreciated the efforts of federal government to draft this
policy document. However, he referred some missing links of the
document, i.e., less focus on enhancing production, sustainable
irrigation, water availability and its efficient use. He offered SDPI’s
support to Ministry of Food Security & Research in terms of capacity
building, research, technical support and recommendations.

Sohail Jahangir Malik, Chairperson, Innovative Development Strategy,
said that is not scientifically centered and also lacks analytical
framework and strategic prioritisation. He urged the government to
review the entire policy framework to integrate different aspects of
food security. He said that there was a need to bridge the gap between
policies and implementation.

The non-accessibility of funds and resources to poor should also be integrated in the document, he said.

Abdul Salam, former Chairperson, Agricultural Prices Commission asked
for devolution of Ministry of Food Security and Research and also
enhancing the capacity of provinces to resolve the issue of food

Dr Azmat Hayat, Director, Pakistan
Meteorological Department, demanded education and financial assistance
for farmers’ community. He also called for focusing adaptation and
mitigation policies.

The meeting identified major problem
areas of food access and utilisation and to larger extent food
sustainability, which are not addressed in the current draft. Without
this, one cannot cover aspect of food security.