Govt to train 2,000 farmers of Balochistan

Govt to train 2,000 farmers of Balochistan

National Food Security News

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security
and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has said that government
would train 2,000 small farmers of least developed districts of
Balochistan.

Addressing the certificate distribution ceremony of 5th batch
of training course under ‘Skill Development of Farmers of
Balochistan, he said that the initiative would help to further
develop the agriculture sector of the province besides enhancing the
farm income and alleviating poverty from the rural areas of the
country.

Furthermore, the event was also organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research
Council (PARC) in collaboration with Agriculture Policy Institute
(API), said a statement received here on Monday.

Federal government, he also said gives special focus to small
farmers of the province to improve their livelihood through
development of agro-livestock activities in the province.
He also said under the on-going skill development program, 1,000
farmers would be trained from Balochistan, adding that for the
welfare of farming community the federal govt has taken various
steps to reduce the cost of production to make the agriculture more
profitable.

Furthermore, after the completion of this skill development project of
1,000 small farmers, an other programme would also be initiated for
training of more 1,000 farmers.

He also urged the farmers to approach the provincial govt to
prepare proposal for development of agriculture sector in
Balochistan and federal government would also fully support it.

The minister also highlighted the project of installation of
solar tubewells in the country including share of Balochistan
province to over come the issue of shortage of water for agriculture use.

Speaking on the occasion, Director (API) Dr. Khalid Farooq
also said that so far 515 farmers out of 1,000 have been trained in
various disciplines of agriculture.

He also said there are some important things which include improved
seed, animal breeds, management and environment besides other
factors for the improvement of agro-livestock productivity.

He also informed that project was started for capacity building of
the farmers in the area of crop sciences, horticulture, agri-
mechanization, water resources, animal sciences and value addition.

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