‘Farmers being encouraged to cultivate saffron in Balochistan’
QUETTA: Balochistan Agriculture Research and Development Centre (BARDC) is encouraging local farmers to cultivate saffron in the colder areas of the province, especially Quetta division, to yield its optimum production.
Director General BARDC, Dr Abdul Hannan said the environment of cold regions of Balochistan including Quetta, Zhob, Killa Saifullah, Pishin, Mastung, Khuzdar and Kalat districts was the best for saffron’s cultivation and higher production.
Saffron being a climate resilient and low water consuming crop could be grown in cold areas without conventional irrigation, he said. – APP