LDFA-2012 highlights Sindh farm-economy share to GDP

STAFF REPORT KHI: The Sindhs agri-economy contributes 23pc to countrys GDP. The huge gap between Sindhs livestock, dairy, fisheries, poultry and agriculture production and capacity to process the produce, provides an opportunity for various types of investments through value addition.
“The Sindh government wants to encourage investments in livestock, poultry, fisheries and other similar sectors to fully utilise the growth potential of the province,” Sindh Board of Investment Chairman Zubair Motiwala said this during the recently held conference of Livestock, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry and Agriculture (LDFA-2012) here at Expo Centre.
He said that the province has a big agricultural sector and besides food items, it is famous for prominent breeds of cattle and dairy farming. Secretary Investment Younus Dagha said that the provincial government has taken various initiatives in terms of subsidised financing, technological support, research and development and capacity building of farmers.
He said that Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular has a vast potential for modern and technology driven practices.
The event was a continuation of LDF Exhibition 2011 which was a great success.
During the LDFA 2012, over 350 exhibitors participated, more than 120,000 visitors attended and business deals of worth of Rs 1000 million were materialised.

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