While traditional agricultural methods can be very productive, it is still important to keep up with new developments. The UN estimates that by 2050, global demand for food will be three times greater than today
. Many countries are working to sustain their agricultural resources and promote good farming practices.
Monsoon floods in Pakistan devastated the country’s agricultural sector. For a country where 50 percent of the population is dedicated to agriculture
, this is a serious shock.
According to FAO
(Food and Agriculture Organization), the floods damaged 2.5 million hectares of arable land
and killed almost 6.5 million heads of livestock
Furthermore, 14 million farm animals
were in peril due to food shortages and heightened risk of disease.
Now as the country slowly recovers from the crisis, many organizations are training the local communities in modern agricultural methods.
Amongst these Alliance2015
, a network of 7 European NGOs including Cesvi
(France), Concern Worldwide
(Ireland), People in Need
(Czech Rep.), Welthungerhilfe
(the Netherlands) and Ibis
is working in Pakistan with the support of the European Commission (ECHO)
as shown in this special report on Euronews
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