LAHORE (PR): Nestlé Pakistan announced a pilot initiative which will support mango farmers in southern Punjab through a joint effort with the Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP). In the initial phase of the endeavor – titled the ‘Chaunsa Project’ – farmers in Multan and Khanewal will benefit from training on best farm practices to increase yield and improve quality of chaunsa mangoes.

Through the partnership, Nestlé and ASLP will carry out training and capacity building in a range of areas including pre- and post-harvest horticulture, plant propagation and varietal assessment. Both organizations observed the immense opportunity to improve both yield and quality of chaunsa mangoes.