FAO supports farming community in merged districts

480 farmers including 127 women farmers provided vegetable seeds to help them establish vegetable enterprises


​ Our Correspondent April 28, 2020
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PESHAWAR: To protect the farmers from the adverse impacts of the Covid-19, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nation is supporting the farmers and vulnerable rural communities in the merged districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The FAO said in a statement on Monday that it is helping to safeguard livelihoods of local communities by upscaling food security efforts for the most vulnerable.

The statement said 480 farmers including 127 women farmers were provided vegetable seeds to help them establish vegetable enterprises and produce vegetables in walk-in tunnels. Even before the pandemic spread across many districts of the province, these small-holder farmers often struggled to provide for themselves and their families. With limited access to health services, water and food, these farmers face many risks on a daily basis.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2020.

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