ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change will spend 35 35 million on smart agriculture, which will be able to address the challenges of climate change. Funds for this ambitious project have been provided by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and will be used in coordination with provincial authorities.
According to the details of the project, initially smart agriculture will be introduced in eight districts. Five from southern Punjab and three from Sindh – who are most affected by climate change.
Climate smart agriculture will help increase sustainable productivity, strengthen farmers’ resilience, reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon exploration.
Official figures show that the South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project has already received 40 40 million in funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The project aims to increase the income of 80,000 poor households by increasing employment potential and increasing agricultural productivity and productivity.
Climate change is a global trend, so Pakistan, despite its low greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions, faces growing challenges in all areas, especially water and agriculture. Climate smart agriculture, as an emerging science and innovation exercise, provides flexibility to the farming system against the negative effects of climate change.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Climate Change said that smart climate agriculture is an effort to unify climate change and agricultural development planning, especially looking for opportunities to combine adaptation and mitigation efforts. ۔ “The government has developed a number of policies and interventions to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture and the environment, which has demonstrated its commitment to addressing the risks and dangers posed by climate change,” he said. Is.”