PM Shehbaz unveils LIMS to enhance Pakistan's food security 

PM Shehbaz unveils LIMS to enhance Pakistan's food security 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has inaugurated the Land Information and Management System (LIMS)-Center of Excellence-(COE) aimed at enhancing food security, agri exports, as well as transforming millions of acres of uncultivated and low yield land across Pakistan.

A ceremony in this regard was held in Rawalpindi on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Syed Asim Munir, ministers of finance, defence, planning development and special initiative, national food security and research, information, chief secretaries, agricultural experts and senior army officials.

Establishment of LIMS is the first exceptional initiative, aimed at enhancing food security and improving agri exports thus reducing import burden on national exchequer by transforming millions of acres of uncultivated/ low yield land within the country.

This state-of-the-art System will help optimize the agricultural production through innovative technologies and sustainable precision agricultural practices based on agro-ecological potential of land, while ensuring well-being of rural communities and preservation of environment.

The GIS based LIMS will greatly improve the national agri yield by systemizing digitization of agriculture, providing real time information to local farmers about soil, crops, weather, water resource and pest monitoring through remote sensing and geospatial technologies as well as minimizing the role of middlemen through efficient marketing system.

According to the world food programme, 36.9% of Pakistanis are food insecure and 18.3% of them are facing severe food crisis.