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Sour times for Swat Valley fruit growers

Pakistan area is blessed with fruit orchards - but a third of produce spoils because of primitive infrastructure.

Last Modified: 23 Jun 2013 15:12
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Pakistan's Swat Valley is mostly known for violence, but it has a much sweeter side.

Few outsiders know that the area has abundant fruit orchards, with plums, apricots, peaches and cherries among the regions specialities.

But a third of the produce is going to waste because of poor storage and transport infrastructure. Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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