Islamabad: In a bid to enhance food security and improve agricultural exports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated the Land Information and Management System – Center of Excellence (LIMS – CoE).
The ceremony was attended by Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Syed Asim Munir, Finance, Defence, Plan Development and Special Initiatives, National Food Security and Research, Information Minister, Chief Secretary, Agriculture experts and senior army officers.
According to the World Food Programme, 36.9% of Pakistanis are food insecure and of these, 18.3% are facing severe food crisis.
In view of prevailing food insecurity, widespread malnutrition and projected population growth and rising import bill of agriculture-related products compared to future domestic food requirements, the national political, economic and military leadership has taken decisive and meaningful steps to address decided to take up. serious issue.
The setting up of LIMS is the first extraordinary initiative aimed at enhancing food security and improving agricultural exports, thereby reducing the import burden on the national exchequer by replacing millions of acres of barren and low-yielding land within the country.
This state-of-the-art system will help optimize agricultural production through innovative technologies and sustainable precision farming practices based on the agronomic potential of the land, while ensuring the well-being of rural communities and protection of the environment.
By streamlining the digitization of GIS-based LIMS agriculture, providing local farmers with real-time information on soil, crops, weather, water resources and pest monitoring through remote sensing and geospatial technologies, as well as the role of By reducing this, the national agricultural yield will be greatly improved. Prevention of middlemen through efficient marketing system.