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‘Whole family’ approach supports value chain development through improved gender inclusion
October 17, 2022
Azeem Haider Naqvi, Habat Ullah Asad, Iqra Sultan
Women play a key role in agriculture in Pakistan that has not always been acknowledged. They are mostly deprived of access to information, knowledge and skills enhancement. This leads to poor technical skills with minimum wage employment, no recognition and no role in family decision-making.
Onion farmers embrace value chain approach and ‘best practice’ interventions in rural Sindh
September 2, 2022
Azeem Haider Naqvi, Habat Ullah Asad
CABI’s centre in Pakistan is currently implementing an ACIAR-funded R4D project in Sindh. Called ‘Strengthening Vegetable Value Chains in Pakistan’ (SVVCP), the project aims to benefit community livelihoods.
Boosting socio-economic gender equity for smallholder potato farmers in Pakistan
August 31, 2022
Hafiz ur Rehman, Muhammad Asif, Qadeer Ahmad
Conventional farming systems in Pakistan deprive smallholder potato farmers (both men and women) of the fair and equitable social and financial gains they deserve as a result of social, marketing, and technical challenges.
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.
Women and youth play key role in nutritional aspects of Pakistan’s potato value chain
August 11, 2022
Hafiz ur Rehman, Muhammad Asif, Rahila Ishaq
In Pakistan, rural women and youth constitute more than half of the country’s 220 million population and are responsible for multiple roles in different aspects of crop and food production. This blog is published ahead of International Youth Day on Friday 12 August, 2022.
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.
Repelling poverty through tomato nursery seedling enterprise
February 16, 2022
Story of change: A small group of women from Baili Janobi and Hajiwah villages in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, transform from being labourers to successful tomato seedling growers.
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