By the year 2030, Pakistani farmers needs to reach an impressive level of food production to help feed a growing population. Pakistan's population is growing at significant pace. Farmers must increase their production by 40% to meet the needs of large population, but shortage of water, old farm techniques has dramatically reduced crop yield in country, says Kashif Jamali, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of FarmAgria, which helps support other entrepreneurs that share its vision of producing more crops with fewer resources.
The recent census has indicated big shift in Pakistan's farming, When older farmers exist farming occupation, there are fewer young farmers to replace them. As a result, farm consolidation will be significant and quick, The consolidation will change farm dynamics into more managerial or crowd farming. Farming will go “from a one-man show to something resembling a medium- to large crowd model. A different trend is emerging in developing countries with more health-conscious populations. The focus on starch-based crops like corn will shift to more plant-based proteins like soybeans and other legumes.
A different trend is emerging in developing countries with more health-conscious populations. The focus on starch-based crops like corn will shift to more plant-based proteins like soybeans and other legumes, Kashif says.
water availability, environmental impact and soil health will continue to challenge farming industry. But use of state of art technologies will help industry to deal with it more efficiently.
We are still 12 years away from 2030. A whole new generation of growers, who are not yet born, will be farming mid century, and much will happen between now and then that we cannot predict.
These all complexities are creating wonderful environment of opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter in farming business and grow their wealth by filling gap that left by others. Precious agriculture, state of art technology and gene edited crop will play increasingly larger role in crop production and farm management.