Local farmers worried about damaged crops, government says assistance coming soon
Despite a government survey conducted in Bahrain district, local farmers are worried that not enough is being done to revive their bean crop. In this report, the district revenue officer says that first round of compensation was for damaged homes, to be followed by compensation for crops in the second and third rounds of payments.
Support to farmers in NWFP
This report hears from the World Food Program, which is working in five districts in NWFP. Under the project being run by WFP in collaboration with European Union Food Facility Project, small farmers are provided quality seed and fertilizers. The project will continue to 2011.
Interview with ICRC
In this interview with ICRC’s Sitara Jabeen, the organization’s efforts to provide food, clean water, medicines, power generators, seeds and economic assistance to nearly 1.7 million people in Swat. The ICRC works in collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
IOM distributes agricultural tool kits to families in Charbagh
n an effort to help families returning to their homes get back on their feet, IOM is distributing agricultural tool kits to families in Charbagh. Despite some complaints from farmers who say the kits don’t include enough tools or the right tools, families overall are making good use of the equipment.
Seeds and saplings start life again in Swat
The recent conflict left Swat’s lush orchards either completely destroyed or damaged, leaving farmers devastated. Hujra is providing peach and plum seedlings and saplings to farmers to help them rebuild their orchards and regain their livelihoods.