Pakistan can earn foreign exchange by tapping its share in the international organic food market after ensuring food security in the country.
Limited processing, storage capacity and large dependency over middlemen hinder the growth in Pakistan’s agrarian economy.
Organic agriculture has established a high demand in developed nations. In Pakistan, it is small but a fast-growing market.
A weak marketing system is one of the barriers. It is a challenge to cater the increasing needs of organic consumers but fulfilling the demand of these quality consumers can substantially strengthen the stakes of organic food producers in the global food market.
This is a window of opportunity to agriculture economies like Pakistan who can earn billions in terms of foreign exchange through the export of organic food.