Needless to mention, the country has one of the richest canal systems in the world but unfortunately we have not capitalized on it the way we should have done. The federal government sets a minimum guaranteed support price or procurement price and an issue price for wheat sold to flour mills.
Policy: Pakistan maintains a largely government controlled wheat marketing system and the government considers wheat as the key strategic commodity.
Temperatures during December and January remained in average range; however, major wheat growing areas did not receive significant rainfall until February and March.
Government-held stocks are above optimal levels heading into the harvest and the federal government has been considering different options to dispose of the unsold wheat stocks before the arrival of the new crop but could not reach a viable solution.
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Off-take of nitrogen, decreased slightly by 0. This is primarily because of below recommended use of fertilizers. In urban areas and among affluent consumers, consumer preference is shifting from higher whole grain to lower extraction flour and traditional flat bread to western-style, loaf bread. Kennedy, the courts effectively "suspended implementation" of the land reforms, "repealed the reforms, drafted new legislation, and then interpreted the new laws' meanings". The issue price is set at a rate that captures much of the cost of buying and storing the wheat, but there are implicit costs that are not fully captured. Time and again our premier scientists have put forth recommendations for our wheat farmers to go for timely plantation of wheat as every single day after the given deadline results in significant losses to wheat crop. Since the completion of the nation's irrigation system in the s, demand for water has increased by more than 50 percent, while storage capacity has decreased by about one-third due to silting. Government needs to further mobilize the Agri-Extension segment so that farmers can get timely instructions on various aspects of farming and crop handling. A major source of irrigation is rainfall which can be extremely unpredictable. The effect of water shortages is traditionally more severe in the Sindh province than in the Punjab region.
The ministries of Food Security and Commerce and the provincial food departments approached the Finance Ministry to extend the subsidy for wheat exports but the latter declined.
The Government continues to support the policy citing national and food security concerns. Duringdomestic wheat prices remained stable and price of the price wheat flour in December was almost the same as in December Pakistan's wheat milling industry is privately owned. For wheat that is marketed, the government is the main buyer of farmers' wheat, with actual volumes of government procurement often reaching 25 to 30 percent of total production, driven by both food security and market intervention objectives.
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Government needs to further mobilize the Agri-Extension segment so that farmers can get timely instructions on various aspects of farming and crop handling. The deadline was extended twice until Sept 30, Weather conditions during the current Rabi season were conducive for good crop production. The ministries of Food Security and Commerce and the provincial food departments approached the Finance Ministry to extend the subsidy for wheat exports but the latter declined. Some of the canals have deteriorated to such an extent that their storage capacity has decreased immensely. Pakistan has a variety of traditional flat breads, often prepared in a traditional clay oven called a tandoor. Pakistan's wheat milling industry is privately owned. Wheat is one of the foremost Rabi crops of the country along with lentils, tobacco, rapeseed, barley and mustard. Temperatures during December and January remained in average range; however, major wheat growing areas did not receive significant rainfall until February and March. Two percent of households owned 50 acres or more, accounting for 30 percent of total land area. The disbursement of government-owned wheat to flour mills is managed in an effort to ensure that sufficient wheat is available throughout the year. The issue price is set at a rate that captures much of the cost of buying and storing the wheat, but there are implicit costs that are not fully captured. The tandoori style of cooking is common throughout rural and urban Pakistan. The domestic wheat market has been insulated from imports by a 40 percent regulatory duty.
Specialized products like cereals suited to the changing life styles in the urban areas are also gaining demand. While food security is an important concern in Pakistan, high volumes of state wheat procurement make it harder to attract private sector trade and investment in the postharvest supply chain.
Over the past three years, the public sector wheat procurement has ranged between five to six million tons annually. As incomes increase and a stronger middle class emerges, consumers are gradually shifting towards more dairy, meat, and other higher-value food products in their diet.
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