Better livelihoods sought for smallholder onion farmers

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Pakistan is the fifth largest onion producer with a total area of around 131.4 thousand hectares and annual production of 1.8 million tons. Most of the onion farmers are smallholders and face challenges such as smaller volumes and fluctuating prices due to a production-led approach.
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‘Sowing the seed’ for organic produce in Pakistan

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CABI, under the organic agriculture project ‘Building the Policy Ecosystem for Organic Production Landscape in Balochistan, Pakistan,’ is initiating its efforts to support regenerative agriculture to mitigate climate change threats and to strengthen the local agriculture industry to compete with international markets.
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Enabling the disadvantaged: ACIAR vegetable value chain project helps small onion farmers in Tando Allahyar, Sindh, earn higher profits

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Onion is one of the major vegetable crops in Pakistan and most of its producers are smallholder farmers. Due to smaller land holding, traditional farming practices and prevailing marketing system, they are unable to received better price for their produce and cannot uplift their living standards. The current marketing system prefers volume over the quality…
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