Crop Damages to Hit Cotton, Rice Exports

Crop Damages

Cotton Production Losses

According to Adeel Siddiqui, president of the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan’s exports of rice and cotton are anticipated to suffer as a result of the significant production losses brought on by the most recent floods. 

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Devasted the Rice Harvest

He claimed that the cotton crop had been washed away, which directly hurt textile exports, while the floods had devastated the rice harvest by 50%. 

Speaking on Monday to a team of importers and exporters, Mr. Siddiqui said that Pakistan was the world’s fourth-largest exporter of rice and earned over $2 billion in 2017. Massive rains brought about by weather patterns triggered by climate change has harmed rice and cotton crops, he continued.

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