NPO to introduce Organic Farming Certification soon
ISLAMABAD - National Productivity Organization (NPO) would soon introduce a certification on Organic Farming under its agriculture reforms programmes, enabling the farmers community to grow a diverse range of nutritious organic food.
The project aimed to educate families about Organic Crops and alternative farming techniques. The organization also plans to take up new initiatives in tunnel farming, Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPO, Dr. Sher Muhammad said.
In an exclusive talk with APP here on Sunday, Sher Muhammad, who recently assumed the charge, said the NPO through its post harvest peach project trained about 3300 farmers regarding harvesting, grading, packing and marketing to eliminate the middleman to enhance competitiveness.
He said master trainers were trained in all languages especially they were trained in Pashto in such a way where each farmer and his worker were getting the knowledge on which the project was based.
He said a Women Entrepreneurship Development System (WEDS) would be established in Peshawar soon to help rural women in branding, designing and packing of their products on modern lines.
National Productivity Organization (NPO) has already established the such a development system in Multan while work on WEDS in Peshawar is under process to help market their products from rural to international level. He expressed his commitment that despite limited resources the NPO would continue to make productivity and quality movement in all economic sectors of the country.
Dr. Sher said NPO has been developing and strengthening the economic sectors in compliance with international best practices which in turn are making Pakistan more productive and globally competitive. He said the NPO had signed an agreement to conduct productivity benchmarking study of textile industry with the objective to improve production efficiency by proposing better methods and best practices.
He said the organization, during Energy Efficiency Audits in textile sector identified up to 15 per cent energy saving potential.
The Former CEO said NPO is conducting energy audits of 30 steel units as the project is initiated after the findings of 13 test audited units in which upto 25 percent energy saving potential was identified.
It also conducted building energy audits in public sector which helped measured the possible energy saving potential.
He said the NPO has developed Industrial Sector Management Information System which calculates the energy consumed per unit production of the particular industry.The system also helps to identify the energy consumption of local industries and benchmark it with the international countries.
Dr. Sher said NPO also conducted free energy conservation trainings in ten major cities to raise energy consumption awareness among general public.
He said NPO is also representing Pakistan at Asian Productivity Organization (APO, World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) and World Network of Productivity Organizations (WNPO) to avail the multitude benefits related to productivity and quality.