February 8, 2019 (MLN): Mr. Waheed Ahmed, Patron-in-Chief and convener of standing committee of the FPCCI on Agriculture and Horticulture has said that so far export order worth of US$ 15 million has been received for Pakistani Kinnow, dates, Value-added products of dates, Fresh Vegetables, Mango and Guava Pulp and apple concentrate.
The exhibition “Fruit Logistica – 2019” is being held from February 6-8, 2019 in Berlin where a national pavilion for companies participating in the exhibition has also been set up.
Pakistani companies participating in the exhibition are getting very encouraging response from foreign buyers while the big companies participating in this great exhibition, engaged in manufacturing of technology related to production and logistics of fruits & vegetables, economical & efficient use of water technology and related machineries / equipment are displaying keen interest to introduce their technologies in Pakistan.
Meanwhile on other, hand giant companies promoting modern methods of Agriculture and production of Fruits & Vegetables and transportation facilities for Food items have shown deep interest in investment for joint ventures with Pakistan.
25 representatives from various export companies as well as the growers are participating in the exhibition to get themselves well versed with the current modern trends in this specific sector (Fruits & Vegetables).
On the other hand, the Ministry of National Food security and the Primer Imran Khan himself is taking personal interest and with implementation of the “horticulture vision -2030” , a comprehensive policy covering issues and solution of the sector.
Export of Fruits & Vegetables can be enhanced to US$2.5 billion within 5 years simultaneously creating employment opportunities for 1.5 million people while export can be further increased to US$ 6 billion in a decade generating new jobs for 2.9 million people and these initiatives would not only further strengthen economy of Pakistan but also ensure Food Security .
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