FAISALABAD: The National Grape Harvest Festival will be held across orchards near Shahkot, disclosed Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (FCCI) Standing Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Civic Problems Chairman Syed Khalid Mehmood Shah.
Chairing a meeting of the standing committee, he directed the participants to reorganise the agriculture marketing system in order to strengthen the agriculture sector on a modern, scientific and sustainable basis.
He was of the view that in the current system, the main beneficiary was the middle man while in the case of any national calamity, the growers had to face a serious financial crisis.
Over the past 10 years, he said, the agriculture sector had remained in trouble and most of the farmers were forced to sell off their precious and fertile land to the land mafia.
He revealed that the standing committee was taking measures to revive profits of the agriculture sector through the introduction of modern technologies.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2019.
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