|Project||Establishment of Tunnel Farming Structure and drip irrigation, Multan, Punjab|
|Date of Approval||15 March, 2012|
|Number of Beneficiaries||150 farmers|
|Implementing Partner||Punjab Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority|
This project has been designed to train and enhance skill level of local poor farmers and female members of their family for kitchen gardening in Multan and its surrounding 20 villages. The idea is to grow off-season summer vegetables during winter season which can generate more revenue than the regular in-season vegetables. The purpose of this project is to give an opportunity to the farmers to enhance their income by growing off-season vegetables using innovatively controlled environment. The project is being implemented in Chak5, Faiz, Multan, Punjab. Under the project, the farmers will be given financial and advisory support to establish tunnel farming structure at their own farms. The income generated by selling vegetables will be used to sustain project implementation in the next year.
Stories from FIT : Establishment of Tunnel Farming Structure and drip irrigation, Multan, Punjab
Pakistan is a developing country with population well above 180 million, majority of which lives in villages. Agriculture is its mainstay and the main profession of its rural populace which tills lands from dawn to dusk to feed their countrymen. It’s a tradition here that farmers do not sell off their agricultural land, which eventually passes on from generation to generation in inheritance. Quite understandably the size of landholding gets smaller with each transfer making it hard for the farmer to put it to profitable use. So, what are the choices with farmers owning small chunks of land? Read more