The Impact of Climate Change on Horticulture Crops in KPK and Way Forward

PHDEC concluded an informative webinar on “The Impact of Climate Change on Horticulture Crops in KPK and Way Forward” The event witnessed a large and diverse audience reflecting the widespread interest and concern regarding the implications of climate change.
The webinar was taking cognizance from the recent findings of a joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB), wherein it was emphasized that Pakistan could face economic losses of up to US$3.8 billion annually due to climate change with temperatures projected to rise by up to 2.5 degrees Celsius in the next 20 years.
Dr. Ibrar Hussain, from ARI Tarnab, Peshawar, delivered the keynote address providing an in-depth analysis of the specific impacts of climate change on horticulture crops in KPK. He outlined the primary risks, including unpredictable rainfall patterns, increased droughts, higher temperatures, and more frequent severe weather events, all of which contribute to crop failures and animal losses.
Following Dr. Hussain’s presentation, the audience shared their views and opinions on the topic by asking questions from different experts for their better understanding of the phenomenon of climate change.
While concluding, CEO, PHDEC reiterated the organization’s commitment to supporting the horticulture sector through continuous engagement, capacity building, and the implementation of innovative solutions. The CEO expressed gratitude to all participants, speakers, and panelists for their valuable contributions and emphasized the importance of collective action in mitigating the impacts of climate change on horticulture in KPK.