Ginger cultivation may help save foreign exchange: AARI scientist.

FAISALABAD -- Chief Scientist Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) Faisalabad Malik Muhammad Nawaz Khan Mekan has said that Pakistan can save huge foreign exchange by promoting the cultivation of ginger crop in the country.

Addressing a seminar, held at AARI here on Friday, he said that Pakistan was spending about $100 million annually on the import of the ginger, which could be saved by cultivating it at local level.

He said that the AARI scientists in collaboration with progressive farmers had succeeded in cultivating the ginger in north-western areas including Potohar region. It will help promote the trend of ginger cultivation at local level which will help to strengthen the country's economy, he said.

He said that...

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