The vigorous and dynamic expansion and technical progression of the
agriculture productivity pave the way to considerable achievements in
providing raw materials to the industrial sector and fulfilling domestic demand. The agriculture
sector has an imperative role in poverty reduction, growth, increased employment opportunities
and increasing foreign exchange reserves through exportable agricultural products. In short,
agriculture is the backbone of economic stability and development in the country. This study is
an attempt to investigate the performance of the agriculture sector and its impact on Pakistans
foreign trade. The findings of the study revealed the affirmative and noteworthy role of the
agriculture sector in the foreign trade of Pakistan during 1980-2017. The policymakers and
government of Pakistan should encourage private and public investors for agriculture
investment to enhance the production and agricultural exports.
1-Gulzar Ali Assistant Professor,Department of Economics,Uni of Islamia College Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Ghulam Mustafa Assistant Professor,Department of Economics and Business Administration,University of Education, Lower Mall, Road Campus, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Said Zamin Shah Assistant Professor,Department of Economics,Uni of Islamia College Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.