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Empowering smallholder farmers in Punjab to ‘sow the seeds’ of better potato production
April 28, 2023
Hafiz Mahmood Rehman, Hassan Raza, Maila al Saba Shah, Yasar Saleem Khan
The Punjab province of Pakistan is one of the most important growing districts with over 95% of potato production originating from here. The crop is significantly valuable as a commodity for both farmers and consumers.
Changing minds, empowering women as part of the GRAST validation workshop
November 22, 2022
Mahwish Sarwar, Maila al Saba Shah, Umair Safdar
Women’s contribution to agriculture, rural development and food security is undoubtedly significant – performing a variety of tasks including weeding and tilling land, planting seeds, collecting farmyard manure and harvesting. They are also responsible for cleaning, drying and storing grains.
Dutch ambassador to Pakistan receives update on country’s potato capacity building project
May 23, 2022
Ijaz Ashraf, Maila al Saba Shah, Yasar Saleem Khan
His Excellency Wouter Plomp, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Pakistan, has received an update on the CABI-led project which aims to build the capacity of 950 smallholder potato growers in the Punjab region.
CABI introduces advance potato production technologies in Punjab, Pakistan
February 14, 2022
Maila al Saba Shah, Umair Safdar, Yasar Saleem Khan
CABI is transforming the fortunes of small-scale potato farmers by introducing advance potato production technology thanks to the technical support of Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands (WUR) experts and financial assistance provided by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
Dutch Ambassador to Pakistan meets small-scale potato farmers for update on potato capacity-building project
June 29, 2021
Hafiz ur Rehman, Maila al Saba Shah, Umair Safdar, Yasar Saleem Khan
Potato is an important vegetable crop of Pakistan with 88% of production linked to Punjab state – of which 70% comes from within four districts; Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Kasur in Pakistan.
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