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Vegetable project in Pakistan build capacity of agriculture extension staff on value chain approach in Punjab and Sindh
August 15, 2022
Azeem Hayder, Habat Ullah Asad, Hafiz ur Rehman, Rehan Riaz
Smallholder farmers constitute a major part of the vegetable industry in Pakistan. However, these farmers cannot effectively participate and benefit from the existing vegetable supply chains due to various reasons such as social, financial and market constraints. In addition, a production-orientated mindset can also lead to poor quality and low prices.
Better livelihoods sought for smallholder onion farmers
June 9, 2022
Azeem Hayder, Habat Ullah Asad
Pakistan is the fifth largest onion producer with a total area of around 131.4 thousand hectares and annual production of 1.8 million tons. Most of the onion farmers are smallholders and face challenges such as smaller volumes and fluctuating prices due to a production-led approach.
Onion value chain interventions increase incomes for growers in Sindh province, Pakistan
June 30, 2020
Azeem Hayder, Muhammad Asif
Mr Quraish and Mr Babar are both members of the Strengthening Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan (SVVCP) onion farmer’s group, from the village Ibrahim Shah in district Tando Allahyar Sindh, who are keen on increasing their yields and sales of their produce.
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