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Type Journal Article - Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Title Food Production and Consumption Pattern in Pakistan During 1979-80 to 2009-10
Volume 2
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 162-174
URL http://www.mcser.org/images/stories/2_journal/mjssmay2011/16.pdf
The paper is about change in food production and consumption pattern in Pakistan. Food availability per capita per annum in Pakistan increased from 298.1 kg in 1979-80 to 41`4.8 kg in 2007-08 at a rate slower than Population growth (from 85.09 million to 163.8 million over the same period) [12] Food consumption pattern in Pakistan are exception and changing by weight nearly three quarters of the diet is made up of cereals and milk product. In addition over half of the expenditure for major food items is on cereals, and milk products [37] The food production (Cereals, Gram, Pulses, Vegetables, Potatoes, and Fruits, Animal product Poultry Product, Sugar and Veg.Ghee) was increased by 52 percent in 1990-2000 over the 1979-90 and by 34.9 percent in 2000-2010 over the nineties. The annual rate of growth in overall food production rose to 3.9, 4.2 and 2.8 per cent in the eighties, nineties and last recent decade against 3.1, 2.4 and 1.9 per cent growth of population in same time period. Food grain production was increased by 32.8 to 29.5 per cent during last thirty years.

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