On Sunday, Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation, launched the first ginger cultivation in Chakwal’s Balkasar district. The harvest celebration was organized by Agrions Farms. This was the first ginger harvest trial in Pakistan. The crop was harvested after eleven months. In Pakistani cuisine, ginger is in high demand as a key ingredient. It is not, however, grown in Pakistan. As a result, the whole harvest is imported to meet the needs of the home market.
During the event, Dr. Sania remarked that ginger might become a large crop and a game-changer for the farming industry. Agriculture is inextricably linked to poverty reduction in Pakistan. She went on to explain that the government, private sector, research institutions, innovators, and farmers can all work together to boost agri-value chains and generate synergies. Poverty alleviation, employment creation, economic growth, and international trade growth will all be affected.
Experts spoke to attendees on how to cultivate and maintain ginger in a sustainable manner, as well as how to harvest this crop properly. Experts provided research-based information on the agricultural benefits of growing ginger in the area. Following the knowledge exchange, everyone
The formal inauguration and demonstrations took place on the field. Chairman PARC briefed to Dr. Sania on the efficiency of the ginger cultivation endeavour and its potential to help Pakistan’s agricultural economy.
According to some observers, Pakistan’s agri-economy business needs to develop, but it has already started on the path to self-sufficiency. It was the first commercially successful ginger farming operation, thanks to drip irrigation, sprinklers, and shade fabric.