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Pakistan’s MY 2008/09 wheat production is forecast at 21.5 MMT
MY 2008/09 production is forecast at 21.5 MMT, 8 percent lower then last year’s production of 23.3 MMT. The projected decrease in production is due to a reduction in crop area, reduced availability and use of water and production inputs, and government reluctance to raise the procurement price. The 21.5 MMT production forecast represents potential production and assumes no further deterioration in the condition of the crop before harvest scheduled to begin in the later half of March. Decreased fertilizer use is one important factor that will determine final crop size. Total fertilizer nutrient off take during October-January decreased significantly compared with the same period during last season. Use of phosphate fertilizer decreased by 40 percent due to a sixty percent increase in price over last year. Water available for agricultural irrigation this year is 22% lower then the normal availability of 36 million acre feet (MAF). Stored water for irrigation is held mainly in two large reservoirs, Tarbela and Mangla, for use during the summer and during the “Rabi,” or winter growing season. About two-thirds of the country’s water for irrigation is sourced from snow and glacier melts, with the remainder derived from seasonal monsoon rains. Since the irrigation system was completed in the 1970s, demand has increased by more than 50 percent while storage capacity has decreased one-third due to silting. This has left per capita availability at a fraction of its original level. As a result, chronic shortfalls in water available for irrigation are expected to impose an increasingly larger constraint on Pakistan’s agricultural advancement. In Sindh Province, the shortage of water is more severe than last year and a lesser average yield then last year is expected. Ground water in most areas is alkaline and not fit for tube well irrigation, necessitating a greater reliance on canal water. In Punjab Province, where extensive tube well irrigation is utilized, the crop is generally considered to be in normal condition as of March 7, 2007. With the bulk of the Punjab crop about to enter the grainformation stage, moderate temperatures, water availability and sunlight during the month of March will be critical for the success of this year’s output. The condition of highland crop, which comprises 10 percent of total production, is in better shape helped by the favorable weather conditions.
MGR Archive 25.5.2008
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