Plantation at farmer field
Olive promotional project has completed Plantation of 280004 plantsat farmer field in different districts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and FATA covering a total of 2800 acres/ 1133 hectares under the project. Detail of the plantation is as under
- Plantation of 81815 plants in Punjab
- Planation of 81099 plants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Plantation of 42500 plants in FATA.
- Plantation of 74590 plants in Baluchistan
These plants were provided to the farmers free of cost
|Fig.1. Plantation of olive at Farmer’s field in Punjab|
Two methods of propagation are being adopted for indigenous plants development i.e cuttings and air layering. A total of 236903 cuttings and 109200 air layering of known olive cultivars were practiced/planted in green houses /tunnels for propagation purpose. The component wise detail of total cuttings planted during the project is given as under!
- 157548 cuttings in Punjab
- 10000 cuttings and 109200 air layering in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- 2555 cuttings in FATA
- 66800 cuttings in Baluchistan
- 20 % of these will be sapling after two years
|Fig.2. Olive nursery in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
Project has conducted twenty one trainings on different aspects of olive and benefitted 901 farmers, extentionists and NGO people. Trainings were conducted on Olive Orchard Establishment, Olive Production Technology, olive oil extraction, Olive orchard management, Nursery Establishment & Value Addition, Integrated Pest Management in Olives, Orchard Lay-out, Establishment and Management of olive orchard, Propagation Techniques in Olive, Scope and Economics of Olive Crop, Harvesting and post harvesting of olive fruit, Table olive and Value addition techniques in olive. These trainings were conducted in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and FATA.
|Fig.3. Traininng on “Harvesting and post harvesting of olive fruit” at BARI, Chakwal|