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Kharif crop package distributed in KP’s merged districts

July 14, 2020

PESHAWAR: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has distributed Kharif crop package among 16,000 vulnerable households in the merged districts. The packages were distributed with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Another 2 000 beneficiaries were also being supported with the Kharif package in the merged districts.

The package consists of certified 25 kilograms maize seed, 1.5 kilograms sunflower, 5 kilograms red beans and 10 kilograms French beans for each household. The distribution is being conducted in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and district administration and in strict compliance with the Covid-19 prevention protocols.

With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the farming community, FAO is stepping up efforts to protect livelihoods of food producers and all food chain workers by providing quality agri-input packages.Through its interventions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merged districts, FAO has introduced high-value crops and agriculture value chains to create sustainable livelihoods for the farmers.