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
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.
Royal FrieslandCampina NV, a Dutch dairy company, is seeking to buy a 51 percent stake in Engro Foods Ltd. of Pakistan, the country's second-biggest listed dairy firm and owner of one of the country's largest dairy farms.
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.