Pakistan could export up to 30% of its citrus production

Pakistan exports almost 10 per cent of total citrus production, which, however, could be increased up to 30 per cent easily by employing modern harvest and post-harvest care techniques, agriculture spokesman said. In a press statement issued here Monday, Naveed Asmat Kahlon said that citrus was cultivated on 200,000 hectares yielding 2.1 million ton production per annum. It is pertinent to mention here that over 200 grading plants have been set up in Sargodha that has strengthened citrus farming and business. Pakistani citrus fruit attracts buyers due to its colour, aroma and juice content and Citrus Research Institute has developed many seedless and low seed varieties.—APP