Chinese company selects Pakistani partner for red chilli export

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Aug 7, 2023

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 7 (Gwadar Pro) - On August 6, Litong Food, a Chinese company, chose Guard Agricultural Research and Services, Pakistan as its partner under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for the export of red chilli cultivated in Pakistan with Chinese collaboration on a buyback policy.

This decision follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the protocol of phytosanitary during a visit by Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng to Islamabad, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guard Agricultural Research and Services Shahzad Ali Malik.

The collaboration aims to encourage the cultivation of high-yielding hybrid chillies in the regions of south Punjab and interior Sindh.

The two companies will sign a deal for technical collaboration on hybrid chilli and the subsequent export to China during an upcoming international food and agriculture expo in Karachi from August 10-12, where Guard, Longping, and Litong Food will be exhibiting.

Peppara Seeds China will provide the hybrid chilli seed, along with technical support for commercial cultivation, and the buyback of dried chilli for export to China will be conducted by Litong Food.

This agricultural collaboration between Pakistan and China holds significant benefits for both countries, as hybrid chilli offers higher yields compared to traditional varieties.

“After successfully promoting the sowing of hybrid rice in Pakistan which brought prosperity to the farmers and enhanced the crop size, we will join hands with another Chinese food giant Litong Food to encourage the cultivation of high-yielding hybrid chillies in Pakistan in the areas of south Punjab and interior Sindh,” Malik added.

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