Agricultural Employment in Pakistan

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How is foreign exchange earned through agriculture used?

To purchase goods that Pakistan needs but are not produced locally

What percentage of the Pakistani population lives in rural areas?

67 percent

Where do 75 percent of the world's poor live?

In rural areas in developing countries

What is stressed in the World Development Report 2007 as a way to alleviate extreme poverty and hunger?

Increased investment in agriculture

What does the Arabic word 'Rabi' mean?

spring

When are Rabi crops sown and harvested?

sown in winter (October) and harvested in spring (April or May)

What does the word 'Kharif' mean?

autumn

When are Kharif crops sown and harvested?

sown in the monsoon season and harvested in autumn (September or October)

What are the two purposes for which farmers grow crops?

cash crop mainly for sale to earn a profit or a food crop to fulfill the food needs of the growing population

Which season is associated with the harvesting of Rabi crops?

Spring

Name three cash crops grown in Pakistan.

Cotton, rice, sugarcane

In which season are Kharif crops sown?

Autumn

Which crop requires a hot and humid climate, abundant rains, and rich soft soil?

Rice

What is the main use of maize?

Food and animal fodder

In which season is cotton, an important cash crop, grown?

Summer

What type of weather is required at the time of harvest for the cotton crop?

Hot and dry weather

How is foreign exchange earned through the sale of agricultural products used?

To buy goods that are not produced locally

What is the primary source of employment for nearly half of Pakistan's population?

Agriculture

Where do a significant number of the world's rural poor live?

Rural areas in developing countries

What is emphasized in the World Development Report 2007 as a potential solution to extreme poverty and hunger?

Increased investment in agriculture

Test your knowledge about the employment of labor in the agricultural sector of Pakistan, including the percentage of the population employed, rural reliance on agriculture, and the role of agriculture in foreign exchange earnings.

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