Pakistan: Over 300 clubs set up under kitchen gardening initiative

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Under the programme, nurseries of various seasonal, off-season and early sowing vegetables are grown.— file photo courtesy of Zahra Nasir

In response to public demand, the government has initiated a programme to help citizens of Rawalpindi and Islamabad grow fresh organic vegetables at home that are free of pesticides.

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Jan 28, 2019

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (Parc) has set up more than 300 clubs in the twin cities under a kitchen and rooftop gardening programme introduced to promote organic agriculture.

Members of the clubs include college students, military officials and the public, for whom the programme has the potential to address food and health in urban and peri-urban areas.

Official sources said on Sunday that the government has taken steps to promote organic farming in the country, including the production of organic seasonal vegetables in the fields at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) to train stakeholders.

They said personnel from 600 NGOs have been facilitated to promote organic farming and kitchen gardening in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.

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