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Farmers of south Punjab receive toolkits

KHANAEWAL Oct 04, 2014: As many as 600 farming families on Saturday receieved farming and veterinary toolkits, which will help improve the crop management practices in the south Punjab.

The toolkits were distributed under a Farmers of South Punjab receive toolkitsspecial project, which is being run by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and supported by Fund for Innovative Training, created under TVET Reform Support Programme.

The European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Federal Republic of Germany is co-financing this programme, which is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan,Federal Minister For National Food Security & Research was the chief guest on this occasion.

Ms. Arshia Khurshid, Project Manager of Green Skill Project gave breif overview of the project.

Farmers of South Punjab receive toolkits 2Under this project, 300 young people from the area were given vocational training in renewable/sustainable energy, livestock management and crop administration with a view to promote proficient environmental cultivating results and advances.

A total of 2300 familes will benefit from this project during a period of one year in areas of Muzaffar Garh, Rajanpur, Khanewal, Jhang.

Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan,Federal Minister For National Food Security & Research, while speaking on the occasion appreciated the results achieved by the project. He also lauded the generous support of the EU, Dutch, Norwegian and the German governments for supporting the TVET sector reform and introducing innovative training approaches through FIT.

DCO Khanewal Mr.Usman Moazzam, civil society, and media persons were also present on the occasion.

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