The Public and Private Benefits from Organic Farming in Pakistan ,Policy Brief No. 93-15

Policy Briefs » The Public and Private Benefits from Organic Farming in Pakistan

By : Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain and Muhammad Khan

Organic agriculture can benefit both the environment and farmers in Pakistan. Growing organic crops can be at least as profitable as growing conventional crops because of lower input costs and higher output prices. For instance, in the Punjab area, input costs per hectare in organic wheat and rice farms are 20% and 10% lower than their conventional counterparts. While yields in organic farms also tend to be lower than conventional farms, these farms do better in terms of soil health. Reducing subsidies for conventional farming, more careful zoning, and market development would encourage more sustainable farming practices in Pakistan.


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