Pakistan: Climate change and inflation affect business of flower sellers

Growing different varieties of flowers in the vicinity of Peshawar has been a source of income for many people, but severe weather conditions and price hikes have forced them to grow wheat and other crops for survival.

Hundreds of locals were associated with the business of flower selling, but as of late, most of them were rendered jobless due to the dampening of the trade as the production of flowers hit a low. The massive growth of housing schemes and the construction of buildings have also reduced agricultural land to a great extent.

Ramdaz Bazaar in Peshawar is the main market for the flower trade because florists and traders fetch flowers from the fields of the neighboring villages.

According to the locals, most growers in the villages, including Bazidkhel and Mashokhel, have begun cultivating other crops due to the scant production of flowers.


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