1 Objectives of LDFA 2013 Presented by Presented by Muhammad Riazuddin Director General
2 Objectives Showcase and Signature Event of SBI It proudly displays the best Sindh has to offer in these sectors Announces Sindh vibrant economy has come of age Promotes Upstream and Downstream coordination
3 Objectives (cont d) Promote value addition Utilize untapped potential Highlighting investment opportunities Providing Solutions for investors
4 Objectives (cont d) Bring the Government of Sindh and investors on single platform Introducing new technologies and innovations Magnified focus on export potential Identify the shortcomings and provide remedies
5 Objectives (cont d) Bringing together all the stakeholders for better exploring the international markets
6 About SBI Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) created in 2008 as sole investment promotion agency (IPA) of Sindh province. Acts as the Focal Point for all investment related activities in the Province. Provides Framework for implementation of Investment Policy. Ensures investment protection by looking after legitimate interests of investors community Provides One Window System at the provincial level for facilitation of domestic and foreign investors seeking land, approvals, concessions, facilities and support from the Provincial Departments and authorities.
9 Chilli Dehydration Plant Investment Opportunities Pulping Plants for Mango, Guava, and Banana Basic Processing Plant for Banana with Packing House Cold Stores Livestock Farms Modernized Slaughterhouses
10 Investment Opportunities Collaboration on Fisheries Infrastructure Development Mariculture, Shrimp, and Fish farming Ostrich Breeding and Farming Investment in Khairpur Special Economic Zone Investment in Khairpur Khajoor Mandi Investment in Bhambhore Dairy and Livestock Village
13 World Bank Ranking Ease of Doing Business, 2012 As per WB s Ease of Doing Business Report, 2012 Pakistan is third ranking among the Asian countries and 2nd best in the region in terms of trading across borders, getting credit and in protecting investors Sri Lanka China Pakistan Bangladesh India Iran
14 At the Center of Asian Growth Pakistan is Asia s trade, energy and transport corridor CENTRAL ASIA MIDDLE EAST
15 Agrarian Power of Sindh Contributes 23% to the country's GDP. Resources available 5.4 million hectares of fertile land Centuries-old irrigation system Skilled work force Modern technology, efficient irrigation systems, and quality needed. Huge gap between potential and actual production presents opportunities. Sindh can become breadbasket of the region
16 Cotton in Sindh One of the four major crops of Pakistan accounting for 8% of the value-added in agriculture 2%. Pakistan is key textile manufacturer in the world. Two popular varieties NIAB nd newly introduced GM Bt. Cotton staple in Sindh is medium length and medium-long although medium staple is more widespread. Over 350 ginning mills in Sindh produce on average 3 4 million bales of raw cotton. Export of raw cotton bales fetches10 times less export price.
17 Date Palm in Sindh Dates - an iconic part of Muslim world and Muslim culture Pakistan is 5th largest producer in the world Annual production 650,000 tons in the form of over 300 varieties Aseel, Karblain, and Kupro are considered the best varieties of Sindh. Sindh alone contributes over 55% pff the total dates production in Pakistan and the share is on the rise. The highest concentration of date palm is in Khairpur district with 90% produce of the province. Pakistani dates are considered industrial quality fetch only onethird the price of processed dates at only $ 600 per ton
18 Red Chillies, Guava, and Banana in Sindh Sindh is largest producer of red chillies with annual production at 85,000 tons - 85% of country s produce. Sindh also remains undisputed leader in banana production. Annual production of banana is at around 140,000 tons out of which 85% produce is contributed by Sindh alone. Guava considered an exotic fruit in Europe, in South Asia it is a common man's fruit. Pakistan being the second largest producer of guava in the world. Pakistan produces around 560,000 tons guava annually. Sindh is 2nd largest producer at 71,000 tons (12-13% of total produce).
19 Livestock in Sindh An important component of rural agriculture in Pakistan Animals used for ploughing, transport, and as a source of dairy and meat A safety net in case of crop failures. Contributed 11.6% to GDP and provided 55.1% of value addition in agriculture sector during Livestock sector continues to register an optimistic real growth rate of 4% annually. Certain factors make the prospects especially favorable: large cattle population, abundant agricultural inputs to be used as fodder and seasonal cross-border movement of large number of cattle. Livestock population comprises cows, buffaloes, sheep, goats, camels and poultry. Quality livestock gene pool in the form of Nili-Ravi and Kundi breeds of buffalos, Red Sindhi and Thari breeds of cows.
20 Mango in Sindh Mango King of Fruits is one of most delicious and admired tropical fruits. Pakistan is the 6th largest producer. Around million tons production out of which million tons from Sindh (40%). A large number of varieies in Sindh including Sindhri, Saroli, Dasehri, Sunehra and so on. Sindhri considered King of Mangoes comprises 70% of total production. By all standards of colour, size, sweetness level, peel thickness and taste, Sindhri is arguably the best mango variety in the world. Usual problems: (1) low productivity at farm level and (2) poor postharvest processing.
21 Dairy in Sindh Pakistan 4 th largest producer with annual production of 35 billion litres of milk. 70% is rural-based and 30% occurs in urban areas. The main dairy breeds are Kundi buffalo and Red Sindhi and Thari cows. Bulk is consumed by the local population in the form of raw, unprocessed milk. Only 3-5% of milk processed. Domestically, buffalo milk is preferred while across the world cow milk is preferred. Seasonal variations. Production falls in summer and rises in winter. Government of Pakistan envisages end to sale of raw unprocessed milk starting from large urban centres.
22 Poultry in Sindh Poultry is arguably most important subsector as a cheap source of animal protein. One of most well-developed segments economy growing at a robust 8-10% annually. Poultry sector provides direct and indirect employment to 1.5 million people in Pakistan. Poultry meat contributes 25.8% of overall meat production in the country and the share is increasing. Annual production is 834,000 tons of meat with 3809 million tons of eggs. In Sindh, over 5,200 poultry farms. A large supply-demand gap exists.
23 Fisheries in Sindh Sindh has vast fisheries resources with a coastline of 352 km containing 71% of Pakistan s fisheries resources. The coastal waters well-suited for fisheries production with just the right salinity and temperature characteristics. Indus Delta spread over 40,000 hectares consists of 18 major natural creeks with numerous smaller creeks, backwaters, and mudflats naturally suited. Contribution to GDP is a mere 1% but provides livelihood to 1m people. The coastal belt of Sindh has over 40 species of fish and shellfish and 15 species of shrimp. Annual production is merely 0.7 million tons valued at $300 million. The annual growth rate of fisheries in was a meagre 1.9%.
24 Ostrich Farming Potential in Sindh Ostrich farming is a new investment avenue in Sindh, which promises a brave new world for the prospective investors. Native to Africa, it is a hardy creature can live in temperatures fom -20 to 56 degrees with a life span can range from 30 to 70 years. A rich source of a wide range of derivatives meat, leather, feathers, oil and so on. A full-grown ostrich can weigh up to 160 kg and yield up to 80 to 100 kg of fat-free and low-cholesterol red meat. Ostrich leather is thick, durable and soft with a texture. It also yields feathers, which have a number of high-end uses. Production of large-sized eggs by females at an average weight of 1.5 to 3 kg is also prolific.