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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
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is primarily an agriculture-based province and its economy largely depends upon agriculture. Thus, the development of our province largely depends upon the development of agriculture. The agricultural production information is very important for planning and allocation of resources to different sectors of agriculture.
The present system of Agricultural Statistics generates valuable statistics on a vast number of parameters. Some of the very important statistics produced by Crop Reporting Services are land-use statistics, area irrigated by different sources, agricultural machinery a d area under major crops and yield estimates through crops cut experiments.
“Crops Statistics” compiled by Crop Reporting Services, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plays a vital role by providing wide range of data on all crops that are greatly useful for economists, policy makers, researchers, agricultural scientists, students and the public large in the province/country. The data also meet the needs of different government and non-governmental organizations working in the agricultural sector. In my opinion the first and foremost thing is to plan objectively is possible only when, we are backed up with sufficient reliable and authentic data.