New crops, livestock less vulnerable to climate change to be developed

Islamabad :The climate change ministry would obtain input from the relevant experts belonging to both the public and private sectors to develop new breeds of livestock and varieties of crops, which are less vulnerable to adverse impacts of the climate change.

According to a policy framework, the agriculture sector is facing five major risks caused by climate change including sea level, glacial retreats, floods, higher average temperature and frequency of droughts.

"The crops like banana, tomato and seasonal vegetable and fruit crops are facing threats due to unpredictable changes in the weather pattern in Sindh. Cotton was once an important crop for Faisalabad, but now it is not grown there anymore.



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