Farmers in Orghaz discuss difficulties in restarting agricultural activities
This report hears from farmers in Orghaz. They are experience many problems such as water shortage, broken roads and lack of equipment. They say other villages have received animals and other assistance but no one from Orghaz has received any assistance.
Church World Service provides grants to farmers in Charbagh and Kwazakhela
In this interview, Muhammad Ibrahim, food security project manager with Church World Service, talks about grants the organization is providing to farmers in Charbagh and Kwazakhela. He explains the two types of grants, one for purchasing agricultural items and the other for labour and preparing land for cultivation. He says selection was done in consultation with the community. He says he hopes the program will help revive agricultural activities in the region.
IRC repairs irrigation channels
Farmers in Jambel village in Swat are benefitting from the repair of an irrigation channel. In this report, one farmer says the channel will restore water to 300 to 400 kanals of land, including his own 10 kanals. A field officer with IRC says they are repairing two channels, around 5,900 ft each.
Islampur farmers receive fruit saplings
Lasoona is giving fruit saplings to farmers in Swat to help get agricultural activities started again. In Islampur, a farmer talks about losing his crops during the conflict and how difficult it is to start all over again because of a water shortage. Lasoona’s coordinator says fully and partially damaged orchards are addressed under the program.
SRSP looks into mega project for farmers in Khwazakhela
SRSP, a local organization, is planning to carry out a mega project for farmers in Khwazakhela. They are in the process of an assessment to gauge the needs of farmers. IN this report, an SRSP official says a mega project will be carried out based on the needs determined by the survey. Local farmers say irrigation is a major issue, as well as the need for seeds and fertilizer.