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Pakistan can benefit from Chinese organic food tech

ISLAMABAD   –  Pakistan can get benefit of China’s rich experience with for producing organic food as the former is prepared to share its research and experience with Pakistan and other countries for producing organic foods, Gwadar Pro reported on Thursday.

In Pakistan, organic farming is still in its infancy stage with a very limited number of established organic farms. Statistics show that organic land only accounts for 0.2 percent of the total land.

As the second largest producer of organic products in Asia, China may offer some lessons to learn in this regard. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general demand for nutritious products and healthy food including organic foods has increased significantly worldwide, presenting enormous opportunities for farmers and companies to tap into.

Ningxia Qinlaoren Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. is a Chinese wolfberry producer based in the northwestern province Ningxia.

According to the report, Chinese wolfberry is a kind of fruit and a major tonic herb with high nutritional and medical values, and it is also a key brand product in the region.

In the demonstration planting base for professional cultivation of green organic wolfberry, quality is strictly controlled from seedling to plant growth. Farm manure is used instead of fertilizer.

For pest control, physical methods are adopted instead of chemical ones. The company’s products have been widely applied in healthcare and food businesses.

Pakistan has natural endowments and resources, so it is very compatible with the development of health industry”, said Sun Jiangwei, Executive General Manager of BioGrowing (Shanghai), a company dedicated to probiotic businesses with products exported to 53 countries including Pakistan.

Since 2013, the healthcare products of his company have entered Pakistani market. In addition, Healthcare products from Pakistan made their appearance at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2020.

In particular, if small-scale farmers are equipped with sufficient expertise, the potential of the small plots of land will be further unleashed, overcoming the bottleneck of conventional dispersed farming and packing.

 

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