Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company conducted a webinar on “Recent Advancements in Pakistan for Trade Compliance to Aflatoxin & MRLs in Red Chillies”.Due to aflatoxin issue, chilie export from Pakistan has observed a decrease of around 9%.
The webinar aimed at disseminating information on recent developments in management of aflatoxin and pesticide residual issues to the stakeholders.
Dr. Mubarak Ahmed, Consultant (Agro) Trade Development Authority of Pakistan , Dr. Hamza Shabaz from CABI-Pakistan, Dr. Farrakh Mehboob and Dr Atif Jamal from NARC, Ministry of National Food Security & Research were among the presenters.
A large number of participants from growers, processors, exporters, R&D and academia participated in the webinar. The participants raised questions of availability of solar dryers, bio pesticides, and other related issues. The initiative was greatly lauded by all participants in attendance and further requested to conduct capacity building seminars/workshops on Good Agriculture Practices of Chilies in chili growing areas.