Ministry of National Food Security & Research Jobs 2022 Apply Now Jobs in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research have been announced in Islamabad for 2022. Pakistani nationals are encouraged to apply for the contract positions listed below. Interested candidates should apply online at www.mnfsr.gov.pk. Males and females who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for these positions. The age, qualification, experience, and domicile requirements for each position are listed in the advertisement below.
Over the last several decades, Pakistan has made significant strides in food production. Food security, however, remains a major challenge due to rapid urbanisation, low purchasing power, high price fluctuations, erratic food production, and inefficient food distribution systems. According to the 2016 Food Security Assessment Survey (FSA), 18% of Pakistan’s population is malnourished. According to the National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), there is a high rate of severe stunting (45%), wasting (15%), and underweight (30%). Malnourishment is prevalent in rural areas (46%), as well as in specific regions such as FATA (58%), GB (51%), and Baluchistan (52%). Similarly, approximately half of the population consumes less than the daily requirement of Vitamin A and Iron.
Food insecurity in Pakistan is primarily due to the poorest and most vulnerable people’s limited economic access to food. The rise in the prices of essential food items has been a major factor limiting access to food, particularly since 2007. Because the poorest families spend a large portion of their income on food, the price increase has exacerbated malnutrition and vulnerability. To address the issue of food insecurity, the Pakistani government has taken the initiative to develop a national food security policy. Pakistan is an agrarian country, so agricultural development is required to achieve food security. Agriculture contributes 19.5% of Pakistan’s GDP, employs 42% of the labour force, accounts for 65% of export earnings, and provides 42% of employment, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2016-17 livelihoods for 62% of the country’s population Over the last decade, Pakistan’s agriculture sector has faced a number of major challenges. As a result, this sector’s recent performance has been less than its potential, with low growth of around 3.3% over the last decade. As a result, agricultural growth in Pakistan has not benefited the rural poor to the extent that was anticipated.
Previous policies prioritised wheat, rice, and sugarcane as major food crops. A slow rate of technological innovation; problems with the quality, quantity, and timeliness of input supply; insufficient extension services and technology transfer; limited investment in construction, road maintenance, and market infrastructure; marketing and trade restrictions; pest and livestock disease problems; feed & fodder shortages; and limited credit for agricultural production and processing are the other major factors underlying this underperformance. There is a need to focus on the production of diverse foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, oilseed, pulses, and livestock products, for balanced food intake: these not only contribute around 50% of dietary energy, but also significantly contribute to nutritional food security.In addition, non-agricultural activities such as nutrition, trade, natural resource management, non-farm income opportunities, targeted income support, and other innovative options within the agriculture sector are recognised as important steps toward achieving food security. To deal with the risks of climate change, Pakistan must develop a strong and resilient agriculture sector. According to climate change projections, weather variability will increase, with more frequent extreme events such as floods and droughts. The agriculture sector will bear the brunt of the impact of these changes, and it will require mechanisms to cope and adapt.
It is also predicted that there will be enormous pressure on limited surface and ground water resources. These issues could be addressed by implementing soil and water conservation technologies, increasing the use of high-efficiency irrigation systems, developing drought-resistant varieties, and implementing climate-smart agriculture.
Details of Ministry of National Food Security & Research Jobs 2022
|Organization||Ministry of National Food Security & Research MNFSR|
|No of Seats||13|
|Last Date||December 26, 2022|
Vacancies Details of Ministry of National Food Security & Research Jobs 2022
Ad No. 01
|Sr. No||Post Name||Qualification||No of Seats|
|1.||Assistant Director (PPS-07)||BS.c||03|
|2.||Office Assistant (PPS-06)||Bachelors||01|
Ad No. 02
|Sr. No||Post Name||Qualification||No of Seats|
|1.||Scientific Officer||BE/ BS||03|
|2.||Admin Assistant||M.Com/ BBA||01|
How to Apply ?
- The forms can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research www.mnfsr.gov.pk
- For applying to the posts from PPS-02 to PPS-07, the applicants will submit the applications on the prescribed forms along with copies of following documents shall be submitted to the below-given address before last date
- Educational transcripts
- Experience certificates
- NOC (where required)
- The name of the post applied shall be clearly & BOLDLY written on the envelope.
- The prescribed application form shall be used for applying for posts carrying PPS-6-PPS-07 (S.No.1-2)and PPS-02 (Sr.No 3-5) separately.
- A duly filled-in form, in all respects, shall reach the undersigned within fifteen (15) days from the publication of this advertisement. Incomplete applications as well as applications received after due date will not be entertained. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for test/interview.
- Last date to apply for Ministry of National Food Security & Research Jobs is 26 December 2022.