KARACHI: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Gilgit chapter organised a webinar on ‘Opportunities for Organic Fruit Production, Export of Organic Fruits to China through Khunjarab Pass and Issues of Exporters’ on last Monday.

The webinar was one of the many from a series of webinars organised by TDAP across the country in order to apprise the business community about the trade and export opportunities of organic fruit sector.

It was the first ever webinar in GB organised by TDAP Gilgit.

Representatives from Pakistan Fruits and Vegetables Association (PFVA), Gilgit Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Nagar Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Hunza Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Department of Agriculture GB, Department of Commerce, Industries, Labours & Minerals GB, Rawalpindi Chamber Of Commerce & AKRSP attended the webinar.

Director General TDAP Agro & Food Division Abdul Karim Memon after welcoming the participants gave a short briefing on importance and growing demand of organic fruits around the globe and shared the details of the organic food exports of the world. He briefed the audiences about the opportunities present for organic fruit exports.

Javed Akhter Project Coordinator, Department of Agriculture GB gave a detailed presentation on ‘Immense Opportunities Present in GB for the Production of Organic fruits and Problems faced by the Farmers and Exporters because of Certification.

He highlighted that China is an emerging economy; by increasing the production of organic fruits we can increase exports to China manifolds.

Masood Mir, Head of Economic Development AKRSP highlighted the importance of certification.