This technical assistance (TA) is the outcome of wide-ranging stakeholder consultation with the Government of Pakistan and Punjab government agencies, public and private agriculture research institutions, basmati rice farmers, traders, exporters, private associations, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
Basmati rice famous for its aroma, long grain, better cooking and eating quality is a leading foreign exchange earners of Pakistan, which captures more than two-thirds of the world's basmati production. In 2012, Pakistan earned about $1 billion from basmati exports of 1.5 million tons. Basmati is grown mainly in Pakistan's Punjab province. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, 65% of Punjab's total rice area, or 1.1 million hectare, was devoted to basmati with a production of about 2 million tons.
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