By Zubeida Mustafa
FOOD security is fast emerging as a major challenge for third world countries and that includes Pakistan. It was not sheer coincidence that two meetings held on the same day but more than a thousand miles apart last week focused on identical issues and shed light on some stark realities.
In Karachi, Shirkat Gah held a conference on food security and economic sovereignty to create awareness about the problems which loom large and also offer some solutions. The same day in Islamabad, the Mahbubul Haq Human Development Centre launched its annual Human Development in South Asia report for 2002 focusing on agriculture and rural development.
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