Farmers say irrigation channels are needed in Swat
Many farmers in Swat are facing difficulties in re-establishing their crops. This report hears from farmers who say lack of irrigation is the main issue. They say there has not been enough rain this season and an irrigation channel is needed. An IRC field officer says they are aware of the demand for an irrigation channel, and if the funds are available they will look into helping the community.
Farmers in Swat receive seeds, fertilizer
Hujra, an NGO, is one of the organizations distributing seed and fertilizer to farmers in Swat. This report hears from farmers, who say there were badly in need of seed and appreciate the support. An official from Hujra says farmers were also trained on modern agriculture skills.
Farmers get assistance in Swat
With the help of different organizations, farmers in Shinkat, Swat, are restarting planting and growing their crops. This report hears from farmers who have received assistance and others who haven’t. One farmer says he used a cash grant to buy seeds and fertilizer. However other farmers have not received any assistance and are worried about their fields. Lasoona, one of the NGOs working with farmers, says they identified a number farmers as well as women heads of households for their project.
Farmers in Charbagh get tool kits
This report hears from farmers in Charbagh who received agricultural tool kits from IMO. Farmers say the tools will be further distributed, while some are concerned that some farmers got assistance while others did not. A field officer with IMO explains kits were given to registered IDPs and only one per family in order to make sure as many people as possible could benefit from the tool kits.
Agricultural expert talks about how to improve rice production
As farmers in Swat have started cultivated paddy again, an agricultural expert talks about how they can improve their production. He says farmers should use quality seed and water crops on time. He also advises on the best time to plant saplings.