The alliance continues to facilitate uptake of the latest technology among farmers and stakeholders.
Mungbean has great potential to provide additional income for farmers and nutritious food for people. This important pulse crop in Asia can be harvested 2 months after sowing, which makes it an ideal fit for fallow periods in rice and wheat production systems.
A mungbean learning alliance established in 2015 under the BMZ-funded “Beans with Benefits” project is bringing together researchers, farmers, extension workers, brokers, processors, millers, input suppliers and marketers to discuss issues related to mungbean production in Pakistan. --MORE--
In Chevanda, Faisalabad, Pakistan, women work with men in all aspects of protected cultivation of vegetables—sowing, tunnel management, intercropping, hoeing, harvesting, grading and packing. The World Vegetable Center, through the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) funded by USAID, provides training specifically for women farmers on crop production, protection and marketing, as well as occupational health hazards.
Hands-on experience is the quickest way to learn new skills and production methods.
Staff from the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan know that seeing is believing—which is why they regularly hold training and field days to share knowledge with farmers.
Facilitated by AVRDC and with assistance from the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) in Quetta, a group of ten farmers decided to do something about a lack of good quality onion seed by setting up a joint venture for onion seed production.
Vertical gardening maximizes returns for Pakistan's bottle gourd farmers.
A new project to promote mungbean in Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Mungbean contributes to soil fertility, has potential for income generation, and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins.
Scientific research and capacity strengthening to promote agricultural growth, poverty reduction and food security in Pakistan.