A central website containing the overall agricultural productivity data is being developed to have fair food policies for different agri-products in the country.
The data will be obtained by a remote sensing satellite of the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) as well as through surveys carried out by the agriculture departments and the Crop Reporting Services and will be integrated in one central website.
An official at the Ministry of Information Technology on Wednesday said that individual local markets selling agricultural produce will be linked through the website in order to apprise the traders and government of current prices of products and help deal with situations of surpluses and deficiencies.
The government policies framework for the agriculture ministry and the Trading Corporation of Pakistan will be based on feedback extracted from this website.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2012.