Huge year for Pakistani exports

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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Huge year for Pakistani exports

Fresh fruit and vegetable exports soared through the 2012/13 period when compared with the previous year

Huge year for Pakistani exports

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Pakistan's fresh fruit and vegetable exports enjoyed a bumper year in 2012/13, according to new figures from the country's agricultural department.

A spokesperson told local media that export value had jumped from US$538m (€407m) in 2011/12 to US$625m (€473m), thanks to the 'quality of fruit and vegetables which have attracted foreign buyers'.

The 2012/13 figure included record exports of potatoes, onions and kinnow, the spokeperson suggested.

However, the spokesperson said that there was still a need to improve the quality of production to meet stringent international standards, particularly as new varieties were introduced, while adding that continued education and training of farmers was required.

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