Rules & Regulations
Indeed it is a great honor and privileged for me to share few words. Agriculture employing above 40 percent of the labour force and contributing more than 20 percent to provincial GDP, is one of the key drivers of growth and an excellent opportunity to practice the diversification into areas with comparative advantages of climate. The role of Agriculture Department is to ensure food security, poverty alleviation and to generate employment opportunities through achieving higher growth rate in this vital sector of the economy. The Department is striving for achieving the future vision i.e. to meet the challenges of 21st century and to develop a vibrant agriculture sector that promotes value addition and helps taps international market for agriculture produce. The line departments of Agriculture include Agriculture Extension, Agriculture Research System, Livestock and Dairy Development, Livestock Research and Development Department, Veterinary Research Institute, On-Farm Water Management, Soil Conservation, Agricultural Engineering, Cooperatives, Crop Reporting Services and Fisheries Department. The line departments are all mandated for ensuring effective service delivery at the farmers doorsteps and provide all out support for the promotion of agriculture sector in the province. - See more at: http://agriculture.kp.gov.pk/page/secretary_message/page_type/message#sthash.cBd5NHWX.dpuf
Agriculture Statistics play an important and primary role towards the Economic Development/Program, Stability of Import/Export price policy/regulation, Food Budget & Food Security, Provision of industrial raw material and other development projects. Therefore, timely and accurate acreage, production and yield estimation of the cultivated crops in the province/country is very important. Crop Reporting Service, Agriculture, Livestock & Cooperation Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through its field survey work, prepares Tehsil/District-wise crop estimates for Kharif and Rabi seasons every year for all major & minor crops (including fruits, orchards & vegetables). The Crop Estimates are sent to the Provincial/Federal Government for final publication, after subsequent approval from the Provincial Agricultural Coordination Committee (PACC). The field reports of Agriculture Department, prepared by the field staff in the selected villages, are given due importance for the Crop Estimation Work. Out of the total 7337 villages in the province, 477 villages have been selected for the crop estimation work.