ISLAMABAD – The overall agriculture sector is projected to grow at 4.1 per cent during the upcoming fiscal year (2012-13) against the expected growth of 3.1 during the current fiscal year.The agriculture production is expected to reach at Rs.1,322 billion during the upcoming fiscal year against the projected production of Rs.1,269 billion during 2011-12, official documents revealed. The details show that among the agriculture sector, the major crops production is expected to increase from Rs.405 billion (3 percent) in 2011-12 to Rs.421 (3.2 percent) billion during upcoming year 2012-13.The overall major crops were targeted to grow at 3 percent in 2011-12 but due to better performance, it is expected to record growth of 3.2 percent when compared to the growth of last fiscal year 2010-11.It is pertinent to mention here that the production of major crops in 2010-11 was recorded at $392 billion. As compared to the growth of fiscal year 2010-11, minor crops witnessed negative growth of 1.3 percent in 2011-12, however robust growth of 4.5 percent is expected during the upcoming fiscal year.The minor crops production in 2010-11 was recorded at 130 billion and was expected to reach Rs.135 billion in 2011-12 but the actual production during this year is projected at Rs.128 billion.According to the date, the production of minor crops will touch Rs.134 billion figure during the upcoming fiscal year.The livestock sector is likely to meet the growth target of 4 percent during the current fiscal year, however it is expected to grow 4.2 percent during the upcoming year 2012-13.Overall livestock production is likely to reach Rs.700 billion against the target of 698 billion in 2011-12 and is expected to reach Rs.729 billion in the upcoming fiscal year.Fishery is also projected to witness growth of 1.8 percent in 2011-12 against the growth target of 2 percent. However, during the upcoming fiscal year, it is also expected to grow at 2 percent. The production of fisheries is expected to remain at 22 percent in 2011-12 and is expected to grow to Rs.23 billion during 2012-13, the figures revealed.The forestry sector will grow at 0.9 percent against the target of 1 percent in 2011-12. The forestry will grow at 2 percent during upcoming year. The production of forestry is expected to meet the targeted growth of  Rs.14 billion in 2011-12 and it will reach at Rs.15 billion (2 percent) during next year.The overall growth for the next fiscal year is projected at 4.3 percent which would be achieved through improvement in productivity and competitiveness, reforms in the markets, promoting cities as regional clusters, improve connectivity, reforming the civil service, institutions and Public Sector Entities, harnessing the potential of youth and embarking on result-based management.