Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that the government is working on a climate-smart agricultural policy which will soon be tabled before the cabinet for approval.
He made these remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) on Friday.
The advisor said that rising temperatures in the region demand a revision in the agricultural methods that suit the climate.
He said that the use of modern and climate-smart agricultural techniques is the need of the hour for a country like Pakistan where half of the population is directly dependent on agriculture.
The advisor, however, admitted that it was hard to accomplish single-handedly.
FAO’s ambassador Meena Daulat praised the Billion Tree Tsunami project and assured full assistance from the organization in this regard.
FAO’s delegation said that their proposed program would be equipped with modern technology and will provide useful information to policymakers and farmers.
They said that the program will train farmers on resistive agriculture techniques and would teach them efficient management of irrigation systems.