The agriculture sector is getting a new opportunity due to the change in food, which is also being taken advantage of by our farmers. In view of this, agricultural experts are advising the farmers to cultivate nutritionally rich exotic fruits and vegetables.
Agricultural experts say that farmers can get better returns from their cultivation.
With the changing times, our diet is also changing. After the Kovid epidemic, the trend of people towards nutritious diet has increased. Agriculture sector due to change in foodAgriculture Sector) is getting a new opportunity, the benefit of which is our farmer (Farmers) are also picking up. In view of this, agricultural experts are advising the farmers to cultivate nutritionally rich exotic fruits and vegetables. The production of these fruits and vegetables is decreasing. Because of this good price is getting in the market. Experts say that farmers should take advantage of this opportunity.
In view of the increasing demand, agricultural scientists are also coming forward and different varieties are being developed. Scientists from Punjab Agricultural University have also developed several varieties of strawberries, figs, dates, grapes, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, celery, lettuce, sweet pepper and baby corn, which can be used by farmers both commercially and for their own use.
These fruits and vegetables were used in many forms
While talking to The Tribune, Assistant Director of Publications Department in the university, Sheetal Chawla said that the cultivation of fruits can also be done for the purpose of processing. At the same time, there are many such products, which are being used in cosmetic. If seen in this way, the farmers are benefited in every way. They can sell fruits in general, processing them to make many products, and companies are also buying for cosmetic. They should take advantage of this opportunity.
He said that apart from fruits, we have developed Palam Samridhi and Punjab Broccoli varieties in vegetables. Farmers can also cultivate Saag mustard and Chinese mustard varieties. Chawla said that baby corn has export potential and due to its sweet taste it is in great demand in hotels, airlines and shipping companies.
Farmers can also become financially strong by cultivating exotic fruits and vegetables. These give better returns than normal fruits and vegetables. Agricultural experts say that farmers can initially cultivate them in small portions only. On making profit, they themselves will increase the area. He said that in today’s time, cultivation of exotic fruits and vegetables is a better option for the farmers.