Peach Exports From Pakistan

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has adopted
Integrated Management Strategies to control fruit fly in orchards and
facilitate peach growers to improve quality and quantity of exports. The
council, as part of its measures, also established Germplasm Units in public
sector for bud-wood supply to commercial nurseries and ensured true to type and
high quality nursery plant production. Sources at Commerce Division on Monday
said that PARC was also ensuring trainings and capacity building of growers for
orchards management (pruning, insect/pest control, fertiliser application and
irrigation etc). Moreover, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) plans
to organise Fruit Shows and seminars to promote export of fruits from the
country. The sources said peaches are being exported both in fresh and dried
form. During the year 2015-16, peaches amounting to a value of Rs13,99,000 were
exported whereas no peaches have been exported from Pakistan during 2014-15.

Source: The Nation

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