Pakistan: Export oriented flower farming promoted

Promotion of export-oriented flowers farming, especially roses, not only can help increase the earning of farmers but also earn foreign exchange.

Over 1000 acres of rose flower crop was cultivated at the Tibba Sultanpur area of the Vehari district, and the cultivation of flowers was on the rise continuously in the region, said assistant research officer Floriculture Department Muhammad Iftikhar while talking to APP.

He informed that farmers were taking interest in cultivation of the rose flower crop. The flower crop was highly paid as compared to different other crops. The farmers could generate an income Rs 150,000 [1120 USD] to 300,000 [2240 USD] per acre, depending upon management and modern agriculture practices.

President of the Rose Flower Association Rafique Khan Manais told APP that the rose flower crop was very much beneficial for farmers.

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