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Emergency assistance for the recovery and development of the agricultural economy in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas

Emergency assistance for the recovery and development of the agricultural economy in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas

Full title of the project:

Emergency assistance for the recovery and development of the agricultural economy in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas

Target areas:

Khyber and Kurram agencies in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 4 870 275
02/07/2015-31/07/2017
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/502/JPN
Objective:

To contribute to the stabilization of the area and reduce poverty and economic inequalities through sustainable agriculture development.

Key partners:

Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics, FATA Secretariat and provincial directorates of line departments, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Agricultural University Peshawar and National Agriculture Research Centre.

Beneficiaries reached:

77 000 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 42 392 agricultural input packages during the 2015–2016 Rabi and 2016–2017 Kharif seasons.
  • Distributed 8 800 dairy production packages and 1 000 milk collection kits.
  • Distributed 100 manually operated chopping machines.
  • Distributed 1 200 seed and grain silos.
  • Distributed 15 veterinary supply kits to veterinary institutions.
  • Provided 800 livestock packages to 2 880 of the most vulnerable women-headed households.
  • Provided 3 000 poultry packages and 40 large ruminants to women-headed households.
  • Established 30 milk sale points and 130 farmer field schools (FFS).
  • Rehabilitated 399 fruit orchards with saplings of improved cultivars on 399 acres of land.
  • Rehabilitated 50 damaged water courses and 50 water harvesting structures.
  • Vaccinated and dewormed 42 000 animals.
  • Trained 2 000 women on crop and livestock management.
  • Trained 90 veterinarians and community farmers on livestock and poultry management.
  • Trained 50 FFS master trainers.
  • Trained 3 350 farmers on improved crop production practices.
  • Conducted 16 training of trainer sessions for 471 service providers.
  • Conducted a value chain analysis to identify and review agricultural and livestock value chains.
Impact:
  • Through the distribution of crop inputs, 42 392 acres of land were planted, increasing the yield-per-acre by 70 percent during 2016–17 Rabi season.
  • The quality of distributed seeds guaranteed storage for up to three to four years and contributed to improved variety diffusion in the target areas.
  • The surplus of crop yields was sold in local markets, boosting economic activity and allowing farmers to establish an income stream to support their families.
  • The establishment of four fruit plant nurseries ensured the supply of healthy seedlings to local farmers who would otherwise procure them at a higher price from other areas, with the risk of higher seedling mortality due to transportation shocks.
  • The rehabilitation of 50 damaged water courses in Khyber and Kurram agencies helped farmers convert abandoned lands into productive lands as well as diversify their cropping patterns.
  • The repaired 50 water harvesting structures ensured the availability of irrigation supply to rainfed lands for the cultivation of field crops, vegetables and fodder for livestock.