LAHORE: Organic farming is the best option for producing quality and healthy agriculture products at lower costs to cater the domestic consumption needs besides attracting international market for export orders, said Harvest Trading Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jawad. Jawad said that the organic approach will sustain the health of soil, ecosystems and people and minimise adverse impacts on the environment, besides avoiding synthetic resources to keep the soil fertile. He said that Pakistan spends huge amount of foreign exchange on fertiliser imports when organic fertilisers are available in the country. The government paid Rs45 billion in subsidies on synthetic fertilisers during the first nine months of the fiscal 2012.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2012.