Pakistan

Chinese help in agriculture

Officials are tight-lipped about the critical issue of land acquisition in Pakistan by Chinese state-run or private firms for furthering cooperation in agriculture, which was an important feature of the CPEC long-term plan

CPEC and the Chinese interests in Pakistan

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has a large agriculture aspect with large tracts of land expected to be leased out to Chinese firms for developing advanced planting and breeding bases.

China’s plan to `colonise` Pak is now out!

The secrecy behind much-touted China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) now lies in tatters with details of how China is plotting the economic takeover of Pakistan published early this week. Major thrust areas of this plan will hugely affect Pakistani agriculture sector.

Corporate land grab: a neoliberal menace in Pakistan

The rush of foreign investment into Pakistan’s agricultural sector being facilitated through Corporate Farming Ordinance will increase landlessness, food insecurity, water scarcity and agroecological degradation.

Pakistan invites energy, farm investments

Pakistan, which is currently in negotiations with Qatar for liquefied natural gas supplies, has opened its farm sector to investments from Qatar, which has placed utmost priority on food security.