Due to Salinity a large part of Pakistan's water supply is saline or brackish. Also looking at coastal areas specially in the Indus Delta there are vast areas that have brackish water. Crops that survive in this area with edible value or even use as fodder for cattle could have value..
Determination of perennial crops that would survive in brackish water will provide an additional source of edible material and may create cattle fodder specially for desert condition cattle like camels or goats..
This could open up another employment opportunity for farmers in areas that suffer from lack of water for conventional crops. It will create new crops or cattle feed opportunities and provide for reforestation and land renewal..
This could add substantially to the financial component of the agro industry by utilizing areas that are considered unproductive..
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