Hyderabad: Farmers in Sindh are being advised to grow drought-resistant crops, a news source reported while quoting Sindh Minister for Agriculture, Muhammad Ismail Rahoo. He commented that these crops will use less water and this is the most feasible method of overcoming the water scarcity issue. It will help save the livelihood of farmers and positively impact the overall economy of Sindh.
Attending the 11th convocation of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam, the minister discussed how water scarcity is a troublesome and stressful issue for farmers and those dependant on the sector. Many farmers, soil scientists, and researchers were also in attendance of the event.
Rahoo stressed that being the second largest province, Sindh greatly depended on agriculture to source food and cash crops for balancing the economy. The sector is responsible for creating livelihoods for over 60% of the population; mostly those belonging in rural areas.