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    Main Causes Of Food Crisis In Pakistan

  • Climate change causes lower food grain, fruit yields in KP

    PESHAWAR: Changes in the pattern of rainfall and cold stress phenomenon have resulted in the loss of normal yields of food grains, including wheat and maize, and fruits in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in recent years...

    A report by the Climate Change Centre, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, reveals that the climate change had serious repercussions for the farming sector of the food-deficit province...

  • PTI’s housing programme is ambitious but will it address the root causes of the housing crisis?

    First things first: the spirit behind the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) must be commended...

    The struggle for dignified housing in Pakistan has a long history replete with brutal evictions of katchi abadi dwellers, political and legal resistance by groups like the Karachi Indigenous Rights Alliance, the Alliance for Katchi Abadis and the Awami Workers’ Party (AWP), the cumulative efforts of low-income housing...

  • ‘Sustainable food production, rational fertiliser use leads to food security’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can achieve food security through sustainable food production, food experts at a lecture titled ‘Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices in Crop Production’ said on Monday...

    “Food security is one of the bigger challenges facing the world today,” Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of the Netherlands Renate Pors said, adding that though the Netherlands was a small country, it focuses on achieving food...

  • Punjab Food Authority to take steps for provision of quality food items

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will declare Rawalpindi as the model city for food safety and measures will be taken so people can get quality food items in the market...

    Talking to Dawn, PFA Chairman Umer Tanveer Butt said the provincial food authority was taking measures for provision of quality food to people including milk, meat and other edibles in the open market...

  • Yemen food crisis 'man-made', UNDP country head says

    The crisis in Yemen that has left millions hungry and on the brink of famine is “a man-made disaster”, the United Nations (UN) development chief in the country said on Tuesday...

    UNDP chief in Yemen, Auke Lootsma said that the crisis was driven not only by decades of poverty and lack of investment but also by economic strangulation being used as a tactic of war...

  • As Gulf crisis bites, Qatari food factories seek to fill gap

    They have been working extra shifts since Monday when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other nations cut ties and severed all transport links with Qatar, prompting fears of food shortages in the import-dependent country...

    The Saudi-led push to isolate Qatar by cutting diplomatic and trade ties over its alleged support for terrorism has choked food imports from key transit points in Saudi and the UAE and caused panic...

  • Policy ‘against farmers’ may result in food crisis, says PPP

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) fears there will be a severe food crisis in the country as a result of the government’s policy of ‘destroying farmers and growers economically’...

    “If the government does not pay heed to the problems of farmers, the country will soon face the worst kind of food crisis...

  • India says to bring back workers facing 'food crisis' in Saudi Arabia

    NEW DELHI: India said on Sunday it will send a government minister to Saudi Arabia to try to bring back more than 10,000 Indian workers who are facing a “food crisis” because they are unable to afford meals after being laid off from their jobs...

    As a result, some companies have been struggling to pay foreign workers and have laid off tens of thousands, leaving many with no money for food let alone for tickets home...

  • Water cuts and rising food prices leave Mosul facing crisis

    Fighting between Iraqi troops and the militant Islamic State (IS) group has cut water supplies across a large part of Mosul, where poorer families are already struggling to feed themselves, and a local official said the increasingly encircled city was in crisis...

    "Basic services such as water, electricity, health, food are non-existent," he said, standing in an eastern suburb while mortars were fired inside the city...

  • Report on wheat flour crisis: Food minister resigns, two bureaucrats made OSDs

    LAHORE: The wheat flour crisis inquiry report has begun taking its toll as Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry tendered his resignation on Monday, while two other characters named in the investigation report– then food secretary Nasim Sadiq and Food Director Zafar Iqbal – were also relieved of their present assignments and made officers on special duty (OSDs)...

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report made public on Saturday...

  • 3m face food crisis since Oct 2018: UN

    ISLAMABAD: Around 135 million people across 44 countries experienced acute food insecurity at the close of 2019, said the Global Report on Food Crises 2020 released on Tuesday...

    The report, jointly published by an international alliance of UN, governmental and non-governmental agencies, said a total of 183m people were living in stressed condition at the cusp of acute hunger and at risk of slipping into crisis or worse if faced with...

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