Eco-friendly agricultural system- organic farming- is gaining popularity in both India and Pakistan. Muhammad Irtaza, NischalSanghavi, George Kallivayalil and Javed Iqbal report Shahid Hameed Bhutta, who owns a 25-acre organic mango orchard and nursery in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, said people like his mangoes for two reasons: Their unique taste and lack of chemicals. “Instead we let the grass grow under the sun which helps earthworms grow underneath. This earthworm produces worm castings which provide nitrogen and phosphorus to the soil. When we water the orchard, these castings dissolve and work as natural fertilizer to turn the land fertile,” he said.

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