Pakistan's agriculture has stagnated from low crop yields and slow progress to crop diversification. This has hurt both farmer incomes and the country's overall economic performance. Punjab - the province with the most agricultural output - has several structural problems that mire its agriculture despite its fertile soil. Ijaz Nabi, chairman of CDPR, outlines these factors in this policy note, and discusses the Kisan Package funded by both the new federal and provincial budgets that aims to rejuvenate agriculture in Punjab.
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