MULTAN: The government is taking measures to prevent wastage of fruits and vegetables during delivery from agriculture fields to markets, Assistant Director Agriculture Information Naveed Asmat Kohloon said on Saturday. Kohloon said that different schemes are under way to facilitate growers and reduce losses during transportation. “About 25% of vegetables and fruits perish during delivery and the government is taking effective measures to improve the situation,” he said, adding that Pakistan exports potatoes, kinnows, onions, guavas, mangoes, dates, apples and other commodities to different countries of Europe, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Central East Asia. He urged farmers to keep in touch with agriculture department experts for getting maximum benefits from related schemes to regain old performance, and help Pakistan increase its export earnings.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2018.