Asad Manzoor*


Department of Agriculture & Agribusiness Management, University of Karachi


To defeat food shortages in the upcoming era, Pakistan can use hydroponic farming to overcome crises of food shortage. Hydroponics can be a revolutionary technology for Pakistan to guarantee suitable and sustainable supply of vegetable. It reduces 70 percent to 90 percent less water and reduce cultivated area than irrigated soil and land based agriculture farming and gardening. No water was lost in the ground or absorbed by weeds or lost in evaporation.

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With the collaboration of government and private sector, a hydroponic pilot project can be started across the country. The establishment of state-of-the-art greenhouse facility can produce hydroponic tomatoes of all varieties including tangy, elegant, cherry and others. If the hydroponic technology is properly deployed, the country could be a huge power player in the market because nobody else in the region is using high-tech hydroponics.


Hydroponic Farming- Pakistan Future 
A high tech hydroponic facility is more expensive to set up than soil farming but once it is set up, operating and maintenance costs were low and the very high and definite yields means that invested money would be recovered in one year.
The world leader’s countries in hydroponics utilize ‘cluster approach’ where land is allocated just for hydroponic farming practiced by different farmers. To develop a viable hydroponics industry, Pakistan urgently needs to improve its infrastructure facilities, such as availability of electricity and land. Greenhouses need a constant supply of power but the situation in Pakistan is not encouraging. By improving electricity facilities and establishing green house a fine chain of hydroponics farm can develop.
With more than 16 million populations, Pakistan needed to boost its agriculture performance, which was low and unpredictable compared to other major agriculture producers. If hydroponics is introduced properly, the country can triple the revenues earned on agriculture exports. The new technology also has a great potential to meet our food requirement.




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  2. dear zafar
    i am also hydroponic farming lover and doing myself in karachi pakistan happy to know that u r doing work on it its good for pakistan specialy for karachi where water shortage is. i am making my own hydroponic nutrients for tommato, and other vegitable plants if u need to contact me my contact mail

    • Dear Sohail, AoA, I am interested in establishing a Hydroponic green house at Sadiqabad. Please send me some details of costs etc.
      Thanks and regards.

    • I am hvg 20 acres of land with plenty of water and electric,also generator.
      I am interested in hvg a agri green house to grow veg n flowers etc.
      Please contact me as i am already doing agri work there n wud v much like to start as soon as possible.

    • I have plan to build a hydroponic green house on turn key base,area available 40,000 square ft. in Rawalpindi, give me your price. our main crop should be the tomato and shimla green.
      Siza Traders

    • Wow! it’s good to know that you guys are into this technology, truly saying it was new thing for me and since I knew about this technology it made me fascinate.

      I am very interested to install a hydroponic form, it will be great if you may contact me on my cell number 00971509190252, or Email:


      Mudassar Rana

  3. Assalamualaikum, Guys im new into this stuff so i may need your help on this. I want ot set up a small garden in karachi. Any advice. who should i contact for complete guidance. or partly maybe. Wasalam .

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