KARACHI: The budget did not address the basic problems facing the agriculture sector, Waheed Ahmed Patron-in-Chief Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Association (PFVA) said.

The impact of climate change has not been addressed through research and development to enhance production and new varieties.

It is essential to allocate adequate funds for research and development for the agricultural sector.

Pakistan’s agriculture sector is facing the worst effects of climate change.

The production of Pakistan’s agricultural sector has been badly affected for two years.

The impact of climate change on the agricultural sector is causing serious concern on food security.

No realistic solution has been proposed in the budget for issues like availability of raw materials to increase exports, opening of LCs and high freight rates.

Cost reduction, availability of agricultural inputs at low cost is essential for surplus production.