Farmer loses his livestock due to militancy
In this report, a man in Balasur Kwar describes how his house was burned down during the militancy and his 25 goats were killed when a mortal shell hit his farm. He says his livestock was his only source of income, and he has not received any assistance to replace his animals. He wonders how to feed his family and put his children through school. A woman from the same area also says she has no source of income and worries how she will take care of her children.
Government cared for livestock in camps and during militancy
In this interview, Dr. Sher Muhammad the provincial director general of livestock in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, says the government made efforts to care for livestock in IDP areas and also in the IDP camps. He says staff was deputed to camps to help care for livestock, and assistance was continued to farmers throughout the militancy. Many livestock rehabilitation projects have been planned for returnees based on assessments made earlier, and will be implemented as soon as funds are made available.
Farmers get help from Qatar Charity
Qatar Charity is working in Fatehpur and Miandan to help farmers restart agricultural activities. The organization has provided fertilizer and seeds. By consulting with the community, Qatar Charity is identifying needs and is also targeting areas that have not been accessed by other NGOs.
Seeds and tools supplied to farmers in Kabal
A local organization called Hujra is supplying seeds and fertilizer to farmers in Kabal. This interview hears from the team leader who says the program will help 875 farmers. Seeds, poultry and agricultural tools are also provided. Farmers will be given training.
FAO distributes seeds to women and farmers
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization is distributing vegetable and crop seeds to farmers and vegetable seeds to women in Dir, Swat, Buner and Shangla. At the FAO national project manager explains in this interview, the program will help women by providing them with an income. Trainings will also be provided to farmers and women so that they can get greater yields from their crops.