Traditional cultivation of super Basmati rice in the fertile lands of central Punjab without use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides which enhances the aroma of rice to its optimum, making Super Basmati rice the most natural gifted Organic food to the world.
Being one the leading organic rice exporters, Pakistan Organic Farms has the distinct specialty of producing aromatic Basmati rice with an average grain length of more than 7.40 mm.
Two step milling process is being followed at POF, removing husk and removing bran are done independently.
- Pre-cleaning: All unfilled grains and impurities are removed from the paddy.
- Husking: Husk is removed from the paddy.
- Paddy separation: unhusked paddy is then separated from the brown rice
- De-stoning: small stones are removed from the brown rice
- Whitening: all of the bran layer or part of it is removed from the brown rice
- Polishing: Exterior of milled grain is polished in order to improve the appearance
- Length grading: Large and small broken are separated from the head rice
How we achieve organic farming
As organic management is a holistic approach, therefore following parameters are addressed in first stage:
Soil’s enrichment: Crop residue is used as mulch; biological and organic fertilisers are used; crop rotation is adopted; and soil is covered with green cover
Controlling of temperature: Plant and trees and planted on bund.
Conservation of soil and rain water: Water resources are handled in a sustainable manner such as use of percolation tanks to conserve rain water.
Organic inputs: Compost is produced on farm.
Incorporation of animals: They provide enough urine and dung for use in soil
Organic Agriculture in Pakistan
The evolution of organic agriculture in Pakistan has three scopes and for different reasons it is being adopted by farmers. First organic farmers’ group are those which are doing it as a tradition and for them organic is a way of life (may be bounded by the lack of resources required for mainstream high input intensive agriculture). Second, there are also those farmers which have just incorporated the organic in the rise of unpleasant consequences of food security, increasing cost and reduced soil fertility. Finally, to capture emerging market opportunities and premium prices, this last group of farmers have thoroughly embraced the commercial organic agriculture. Although first group of farmers are not certified, second consisted of both certified and uncertified but the greater number of third group farmers are certified. These are the commercial farmers who are enticing most consideration.