Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Centre for Global & Strategic Studies, stated that food is a necessity for the survival and well-being of people, and therefore, this necessity must be ensured by the people and adaptation strategies and policy responses to food security risks must be developed. Food security is one of Pakistan’s non-traditional security challenges and the roundtable discussion at the MNS University of Agriculture, Multan, held on July 7, 2021, provides the platform for experts to discuss food security and sustainable agricultural production.
The panelist urged to ensured specialized research and development in different domains of nontraditional security challenges particularly food security and climate change in Pakistan. He stated that MNS University has built models for water security, a clean and green environment, and climate change.
The panelists also presented facts and figures of food security in Pakistan including food utilization, food access, and availability.
The panelist further added that the agricultural sector is indispensable to Pakistan’s economic growth, food security, employment generation, and poverty reduction. It was also stated that food security must include nutritional security.