Thursday, May 30, 2024

Pakistan Plans to Sweeten Middle East Exports with Blue and Blackberry Cultivation Projects

Recently, the Punjab government’s agriculture research arm, Barani Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), and Pak Greenland Corporation, which is an overseas body focused on investment in northern Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), will launch Rs. 375 million ($2 million) cultivation projects in Punjab and GB, with looking forward to Middle East exports.

Pakistan’s soil is ideal for growing varieties of blueberry and the most heat-tolerant blackberries; however, the country still has to realize and utilize its full potential.

Moreover, BARI is now collaborating with investment groups to initiate berry farming projects in Punjab and the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

Milad Ul Salman stated, “We are introducing the project to cultivate blueberries and blackberries across 25 acres of land in multiple areas of Gilgit-Baltistan.”

Pak Greenland Corporation manager stated, “The wild varieties of berries are found in abundance in the region, which are mostly consumed domestically and not considered for exports.”

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