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Early recovery assistance to rehabilitate the livelihoods of flood-affected farmers in Pakistan

Early recovery assistance to rehabilitate the livelihoods of flood-affected farmers in Pakistan

Full title of the project:

Early recovery assistance to rehabilitate the agriculture-based livelihoods of flood-affected farmers in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan

Target areas:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 068 376
Implementation:
28/02/2011-29/09/2011
Project code:
OSRO/PAK/017/ITA
Objective:

To provide agricultural inputs to 6 290 households for the restoration of agricultural production systems in the flood-affected districts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, and non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

6 290 households (49 720 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided 157.3 tonnes of rice seed, 2.33 tonnes of assorted vegetable seeds and 629 tonnes of urea and 283 tonnes of diammonium phosphate fertilizers to 6 290 households.
  • Provided training on land preparation, nursery sowing, transplanting, fertilizer application, irrigation and control measures for plant disease, pests, insects and weeds.
Impact:
  • The inputs distributed under the project resulted in significantly greater yields as compared with local varieties and techniques, increasing farmers’ overall food security and income generating opportunities.
  • The training provided under the project has led to improved agricultural practices by the targeted beneficiaries, contributing to an overall improvement in food security.