With the objective of identifying challenges and opportunities in the horticulture sector, the Ministry of Trade and Industry Thursday held discussion with Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs farm representatives and stakeholders at Nexus Hotel.
Lack of laboratory facilities and absence of local quality parameters have been mentioned as major gaps in maintaining quality of the export products.
The horticulture sector is one of the four sectors whereby the government designed projects to provide close support. Along with textile, leather and agro-processing sectors the World Bank is working to provide support to building capacities in these sectors.
It is to be recalled that the country earned 243 million USD from flower export and 63.16 million USD from Fruit, Vegetable and Herbs respectively in 2017/18.