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Report
National agrifood systems and COVID-19 in Pakistan

Effects, policy responses, and long-term implications
This report describes: (i) policy measures enacted by the Government of Pakistan to contain the spread of the virus; (ii) policies and measures to stabilize the functioning of agri-food systems; (iii) potential effects of policies on agri-food systems and vulnerable groups. Finally, the profile also assesses longer-term options for agri-food...
Pakistan
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
#IGrowYourFood - Meet Muhammad, an organic farmer from Pakistan

I want to tell the whole world to switch to organic farming. There is nothing to fear and you will find it highly beneficial.” Meet Muhammad, a farmer from Pakistan who has been farming organically for many years now
Pakistan
2020 - IFOAM - Organics International

Blog article
Green Climate Fund approves major FAO climate change resilience project in Pakistan

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) today approved an FAO project designed to transform Pakistan’s Indus River Basin by improving agriculture and water management to make this vital food-producing region more resilient to climate change. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of nearly $35...
Pakistan
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Journal article
Pakistan / Dams: The Long March

The Sindh Peoples Long March was a massive public action that involved a 16-day walk of over 200 km from a small fishing village in the Indus River Delta region and culminated at the Governor House, Sindh, in Karachi. The long march, which started on 10 October 2018 and ended...
Pakistan
2018 - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Blog article
Mainstreaming quinoa beyond Andes

Quinoa, once a staple food of only the indigenous people in the Andes, has become a darling of food aficionados around the world in recent years. So popular it has grown that even some fast food restaurant chains have now dishes and salads with it on their menus. Its exceptional...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Egypt - India - Jordan - Kyrgyzstan - Morocco - Oman - Pakistan - Spain - Tajikistan - United Arab Emirates - Uzbekistan - Yemen
2017 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Blog article
FAO and UN Women: partnering for rural women and men in Pakistan

In 2010, severe flooding killed nearly 2 000 people in Pakistan and wiped out 1.6 million homes. Whole villages were submerged, and families lost not only their homes, but also their livestock and standing crops – 2.4 million hectares of soon-to-be-harvested crops were destroyed, and estimated agriculture losses stood at...
Pakistan
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Book
Use of mobile phones by the rural poor

Gender perspectives from selected Asian countries
The two studies in this report explore these issues further using empirical quantitative surveys as well as qualitative fieldwork from a cross-section of developing economies in South and SouthEast Asia. The first study is an empirical investigation of the digital gender divide amongst the poor (broadly called the Bottom of...
Bangladesh - India - Indonesia - Pakistan - Sri Lanka - Thailand
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Book
Youth and agriculture

Key challenges and concrete solutions
This publication provides real life examples on how to re-engage youth in agriculture. It shows how tailor-made educational programmes can provide rural youth with the skills and insights needed to engage in farming and adopt environmentally friendly production methods. Many of the initiatives and approaches reported in this study originate...
Bahamas - Bangladesh - Brazil - Burkina Faso - Cambodia - Canada - China - Colombia - Ethiopia - France - Ghana - Grenada - Kenya - Madagascar - Mexico - Pakistan - Philippines - Republic of Moldova - Rwanda - Togo - Uganda - United States of America - Zambia
2014

Project
Gwadar-Lasbela Livelihood Support Project (GLLSP)

The Gwadar-Lasbela Livelihoods Support Project will cover the two coastal districts of Gwadar and Lasbela in the province of Balochistan, where over 60 per cent of the population live in poverty. The project will primarily target poor rural households in 382 villages in Gwadar and Lasbela, including small-scale landowners or landless...
Pakistan
2014 - International Fund for International Development (IFAD)

Report
ICARDA annual report 2014

As part of our larger strategy to adapt smallholders in drylands to climate change, ICARDA’s science has sharpened its focus on producing more with less in irrigated and agropastoral systems, and sustainably intensifying cereal-based rain-fed production systems through research platforms in Egypt, Ethiopia and Morocco.
Afghanistan - Egypt - Ethiopia - India - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Jordan - Morocco - Pakistan - Sudan - Turkey
2014 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Report
Smallholder farming and crop variety choice

Wheat variety choice in Pakistan
Zinc is an important nutrient for human health, especially for the growth of children (Caulfield and Black 2004). In 2011 Pakistan’s National Nutrition Survey found that zinc deficiency is high (47 percent) among children under-five years of age and women of child-bearing age. Nearly 42 percent of non-pregnant women, 48...
Pakistan
2014 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Journal
New approaches for grassland research in a context of climate and socio-economic changes

Grassland-based systems are no longer seen exclusively as livestock production enterprises but as multiple use systems with important consequences for the global environment. They are crucial for the protection of ecosystem goods and services, for tourism and for mitigating climate change. Well-managed grasslands provide important benefits such as increased water...
Algeria - Egypt - Italy - Morocco - Pakistan - Portugal - Spain - Tunisia - Turkey
2012 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Report
ICARDA annual report 2012

Science for better livelihoods in dry areas
The report stresses progress in linking research innovations to results in farmers' fields in a number of areas. These research-for-development initiatives are testing technology and policy packages with farmers in their production situations. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa ICARDA leads the wheat component of the regional initiative on Support to...
Afghanistan - Egypt - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Pakistan - Turkey
2012 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Fact sheet
Working together to eradicate poverty

Partnerships are IFAD’s main mode of operation. The Fund is, in fact, a unique partnership of members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), other developing countries, and member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). IFAD works with developing country governments, poor rural people’s...
Bangladesh - Jordan - Pakistan - Senegal - Sudan - Turkey
2011 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Guidelines
Milk processing technologies for small-scale producers

This Technical Bulletin is the third in a series produced by the Women's Livelihoods and Dairy Goat Project being implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This IFAD-funded project aims to improve rural livelihoods in marginal, conflict and post-conflict areas of the two countries. There are large numbers of small-scale livestock keepers...
Afghanistan - Pakistan
2009 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Guidelines
Hygienic milk processing: clean environment, clean utensils

This Technical Bulletin is the first in a series produced by the Women's Livelihoods and Dairy Goat Project being implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This IFAD-funded project aims to improve rural livelihoods in marginal, conflict and post-conflict areas of the two countries. Hygienic milk production, handling and processing are key...
Afghanistan - Pakistan
2009 - International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Technical paper
Farm equipment supply chains

Guidelines for policy-makers and service providers: experiences from Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil
The guidelines resulting from this report are principally directed towards sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where the lack of farm power and appropriate machinery is having a deleterious effect on rural livelihoods. The farm power and machinery supply chain includes a range of stakeholders from manufacturers and importers through dealers, hire service...
Brazil - Kenya - Pakistan
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Technical paper
Cold water fisheries in the trans-Himalayan countries

The Trans-Himalayan region encompasses a number of countries situated in the midland and highland areas of the Himalayas, Karakoram, and in a broad sense also in Hindu Kush and Pamir. The mountains are characterized by a very low level of human development, with full exploitation or overexploitation of the natural...
Bhutan - China - India - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Myanmar - Nepal - Pakistan
2002

Technical paper
Fish and fisheries at higher altitudes: Asia

The thirteen papers presented in this publication review fish stocks and fisheries of mountainous areas of Asia: Himalayas (Bhutan, Nepal, northern states of India within the Himalayas), Western Ghats (India), Karakoram-Hindu Kush (Pakistan, Afghanistan), Pamir (Tajikistan), Tien Shan (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan), Altai (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China), high altitude lakes of Mongolia and...
Afghanistan - Armenia - Bhutan - China - India - Mongolia - Nepal - Pakistan
1999

Conference proceedings
The scope and effect of family poultry research and development

Smallholder poultry production (i.e. family poultry) is an appropriate system that makes the best use of locally available resources. Family flocks are important providers of eggs and meat as well as being valued in religious and cultural life. There are three production systems for family poultry - free range, backyard...
India - Mozambique - Pakistan
1999 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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