PARC established 300 clubs to endorse organic agriculture
A kitchen and roof top gardening initiative introduced to endorse organic agriculture. Under this program Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has established more than 300 clubs in clone cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
PARC demand all-purpose public had initiated the Programme to help citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi regions to grow fresh organic vegetables at their household that are healthy and pesticides free.
Kitchen gardening has an immense latent for addressing food and health of urban and peri-urban Pakistan. The government has taken some steps to promote organic farming in the country and these included productions of organic seasonal vegetables at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) field.
About 500 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) personnel have been provided services for promotion of Organic Farming Kitchen gardening in Islamabad, KPK, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Dr. Sher Baloch agriculture expert said Organic Agriculture is a production system that sustains health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, bio-diversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than use of inputs with adverse effects.
The noticeable advantages allied with household gardening such as pesticide free produce and availability at the doorstep on one side and on the other hand, vegetable and herbs have high nutritional values.
If these are grown, households could be able to get balanced diet which mainly contributes to the healthy society. Research officers and pasture staff are also accessible with the Programme to endow training and services at their household.
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