Developing Pothwar into an Olive Valley

Duration 2015-16 to 2019-2020
Total Cost Rs. 2629.786 Million 
Allocation in 2019-20 Rs. 233 Million


  • Olive cultivation on 15,100 acres of land with provision of 2,038,500 certified nursery plants
  • Need-based promotional incentives like water source development and drip irrigation system to farmers through private sector
  • Capacity building of private sector for acclimatization of nursery plants, and provision of technical assistance to olive growers for layout, plantation, orchard and irrigation management

Physical Activities   

  • Olive awareness campaign (Field days & press advertisements)
  • Procurement of  olive nursery plants
  • Need-based water source development for olive plantation 
  • Olive Plantation in Pothwar with provision of on-farm services to growers for orchard establishment & management
  • Training of plant provider and service provider firms
  • Training of technical staff of  Agri. Extension (TOT) in project districts 
  • Training of technical Nursery growers

Expected Outcome  

  • Increase in production of edible oil in the country with premium quality
  • Better income and profitability for rural farming communities in dryland areas
  • Job creation for rural poor through engagement in olive orchard management
  • Diverting available water resources to production of high value crops 
  • Developing trained manpower in olive orchard business in public and private sector 
  • Climate action: sustainable rehabilitation of marginal lands prone to land desertification

Contact Us

Muhammad Azeem Tariq 

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal 
Mobile: 0333-5770746