STAFF REPORT ISB: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been chipping away at a four-year pilot venture for “Advancement of Value Added Fruit Products in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The GB natural product cultivators were given legitimate preparing of their natural organic product items through great bundling and better showcasing methods. The Japanese government gave specialized and budgetary bolster, which expanded agriculturists earnings.

Under the undertaking, a few group based associations were set up and their individuals alongside authorities of the GB Agriculture Department were prepared in Pakistan, Japan, and Turkey.

GB Agriculture Department Extension Expert Dr Fazalur Rehman, who as of late returned from Japan in the wake of getting preparing, said, “GB is the center of apricots, there are around 65 sorts of apricots yet because of inaccessibility of good showcasing, bundling and esteem expansion offices, very nearly half are squandered.”

As indicated by the sources, this Rs 465 million undertaking, in which the administrations offer of Rs 28.53 million, is financing the quality expansion of apples and apricots. Interestingly, individuals in these ranges dont welcome the use of manures, pesticides and other innovation and like to utilize conventional cultivating. Under the task, without aggravating the nature, the JICA is just acquainting them with the better creation, showcasing, and esteem expansion and bundling strategies.

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