Beijing mode may boost organic peach growing in Pakistan, says a report published by China Economic Net (CEN) on Wednesday.
The report says, peaches are known as the “Queen” of fruits in Pakistan. It is a remarkable fruit, having a delicious taste and a good looking color. Pakistan’s peach season usually starts in May and continues till the first week of September.
According to a report by the Crop Reporting Service of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a total of 6,330 hectares are dedicated to growing the fruit in the province. Swat produced 5,280 tonnes of peaches in 2018-2019, whereas Peshawar produced 1,066 tonnes.
Nasir Khan, an orchard owner from Swat told China Economic Net that peach is becoming the main source of income for the farmers of Swat. “If we have advanced cultivating and processing technology, we can add value to our peaches and export to other countries,” he said.
In Beijing’s Pinggu district, this common fruit has become a business opportunity for local peach growers. In 2017, Pinggu government launched an “Ecological Bridge” project, which is a sustainable ecological cycle model of “resources-agricultural products-waste-renewable resources”.
According to Gao Chengda, a professor of Urban and Rural Development College at Beijing University of Agriculture, rapid development of peach industry has affected the ecological environment in Pinggu.
The orchard produces a large number of discarded branches, fallen fruit and leaves every year.”The ‘Ecological Bridge’ project...
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