Vegetable crops are very important due to their higher yield potential, higher return and high nutritional value and suitability for small farmers. Vegetables provide proteins, minerals and vitamins required for human body, said Ch. Muhammad Siddique, Deputy Director Fruit and Vegetables while addressing the farmers to mark the Farmers Day at Chak No 41-JB near here Monday.
In view of population increase, land degradation and water scarcity, he said there was a need to substantially increase vegetable production in the years to come and to attain self-sufficiency as well as to increase the exportable surplus. He said the use of sufficient quantity of vegetables on daily basis increased resistance in human body against various diseases like blood pressure, cancer and blood sugar etc. large number of farmers were present on the occasion.