The most valuable organic farming after charcoal in the Thar: VC Marri


Organic farming is the most valuable thing in Thar after charcoal, said Dr Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Tandojam University of Agriculture.

The promotion of arid agriculture will lead the desert district to modern and sustainable agriculture.

“The production of organic vegetables, fruits, herbal medicines and cosmetics in Tharparkar has a large market in domestic and international cities,” he said during the groundbreaking ceremony of the “System Demonstration Field”. high-efficiency irrigation system” in the basement of Umerkot. -campus of the University of Agriculture of Sindh on Friday.

Dr. Marri said that despite the passage of more than 10 years, the agricultural sector has not transformed. Deserts, mountains and arid lands cover 50% of Sindh’s land. Arid agriculture should therefore be embraced and promoted in different regions including Thar, Karoonjhar, Kachho, Kohistan, Achro Thar and Naro.

The youths of Thar are talented and arid agriculture can be promoted by providing them with higher education institutions in their nearest areas, he said, adding that cattle breeding could be restored in different regions, including Naokot and Umerkot and that opportunities could be created for silent capital. Karachi investors investment. SAU Sub Campus Umerkot Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jan Muhammad Marri said that the academic process will be launched in the new sub-campus within two months with the launch of new degree programs.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5e2022.

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