Promotion of Olive Cultivation on Commercial Scale

Production of edible oil in Pakistan is less than the domestic requirements. Pakistan has to spend huge foreign exchange annually for the import of edible oil to meet the requirements of edible oil production. In these steps most important is to increase the cropping area of sunflower and canola along with the research activities to increase per acre production of these crops.

As a result increase in the local production has been observed, but this increase is not enough to full fill the edible oil requirements for the increasing population of the country, therefore, the government is paying attention to oil-producing trees along with the oil crops.

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