As we dive deep into the 21st century, we see a growth in demand for organic food. What does this tell us? Well, for business-minded people, every increase in demand becomes an opportunity to become a supplier. Organic farming is one of them. Due to an overwhelming response to my previous post about business ideas in Pakistan, I have now started elaborating on the most profitable ones in detail. In this article, I have gathered top organic farming business ideas in Pakistan.
What is Organic Farming?
You need to learn the first things first. Organic farming refers to growing/producing food items without the use of chemicals. This could be your regular vegetables, the only difference would be to grow them without using artificial chemicals.
What do I Need to Work on these Organic Farming Business Ideas?
Now, since you know what organic farming is, you might already be thinking about some of the items that you can grow. I would suggest looking at a few things before you jump into this business. There are items that you can grow in agricultural lands having at least 50,000 sq meters of area. Then there are items that you can grow in as low as 1000 sq feet of land.
Here is the bare minimum you should have to work on these Organic Farming Business Ideas.
Requirements: Land, at least 5 marlas.
Education: No education required.
Expertise Level: Mid-level.
Time: First half of the day.
Area: The target market could be any city near you, the bigger the better.
This being said, here are the top organic farming ideas that you can implement in Pakistan.
Organic Livestock Farm
Ever heard of “Desi Murghi, Desi Ande“? You would know that the price difference between a Desi chicken and a poultry chicken is about 500%, same goes for the eggs. Here is an interesting video that shows how these guys are earning via the chicken farming business.
There are breeds in every livestock that you don’t see too often in the market. Importing a few of them from the west and then hatching more eggs in Pakistan could make you rich. Here is an example of how egg hatching works.
Fish Farming – Organic Farming Business Ideas
We know that fish farming is a profitable business. The best part is that you do not need a huge investment to start fish farming. Pond construction per acre roughly costs about 3 lakh rupees, water flow for per-acre land would be about 15 gallons per minute, however, who is looking to start with 1 acre of land? You can start with as low as 2000 sq feet and construct no more than 5 ponds to hold the water. This is all you need to start and then improve as you go.
Then, of course, you will have to keep the managerial costs in mind, you can take that out of the equation as well if you yourself are going to look after the livestock.
This is the most common among all organic farming business ideas, yet the most profitable I guess. If you are a farmer already, this could be even easier for you. Here is a list of all the organic produce you can grow on your farms.
- Vegetables including but not limited to tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins, eggplant and what not?
- Lavender, aloe and the like. These products are used for cosmetic purposes, you know how fast this market is.
- Herb farming is for you if you have got a smaller piece of land.
- Organic food particularly for the organic livestock farms.
The list can go on. My purpose was to give you an idea. Finally, I have some infographics that you can use to make sure that you do it the right way.