Despite the current pandemic situation, there was a significant growth in Pakistan’s fruits and vegetable exports during the last fascial year.
In terms of foreign exchange generation, the total export of fruits and vegetables generated highest-ever revenue with a growth of 12.5% or $730 million.
The Patron-in-Chief PFVA, Waheed Ahamd said that at a period when global trade was facing severe challenges and the timely supply of Pakistani fruit and vegetables to importing countries was almost impossible due to the pandemic and subsequent lock-downs, PFVA converted these hurdles into opportunities by boosting exports from fruits and vegetables.
“This is possible with the support of the government’s realistic strategies. The Federal Govt. extended all out support & assistance to the exporters and took timely decisions in removal of barriers to the enhancement of exports”, he said.
Pakistan increased the exports of kinnow, potato, and onion despite the difficulties in transportation and logistic at the time when COVID-19 was spreading really fast. Furthermore, the country is also exporting the flavorful mangoes to various countries in the world.
Waheed Ahmad predicted that Pakistan would increase exports of fruit and vegetables to $1 billion over a two-year cycle, $2 billion over five years, and $6 billion over a decade if the 2030 Horticulture Vision is pursued.