Project Code: GR-005
Fund Implementing Partner: Agriculture Department KP, Forest Wildlife & Livestock Government of KP
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2. Restore degraded lands and shift toward climate smart horticultural production
3. Saffron Cultivation
4. Build capacity and value chains
In the line with NDRMF’s aim and outputs, the proposed project is designed to better project and enhance the resillience of Communities vulnerable to the negative impacts of multiple natural hazards.
Project Size: Large
Enhance Climate Resilience: The project aims to contribute to climate resilience by establishing model orchards across the province. These orchards will include a variety of fruits such as apple, stone fruits, pear, citrus, persimmon, mango, litchi, avocado, hazelnut, cherry, walnuts, pecan nut, olive, and dates.
Efficient Utilization of Wastelands: The project intends to utilize potential arable and cultivable wastelands by introducing olive grafting and saffron cultivation in these areas.
Diversify Livelihood Options: One of the primary goals is to diversify livelihood options for local communities. This will be achieved through value chain development in post-harvest processing, capacity building of farmers and nursery owners, and strengthening of Germplasm Units to improve the quality of saplings and seeds in the province.
Integration of Private Fruit Nursery Farms: The project seeks to integrate private fruit nursery farms into the production of certified saplings, promoting a standardized and quality-controlled approach to horticulture.
Value Addition Facilities: To improve postharvest practices, the project aims to integrate value addition facilities for clusters of model orchards.
Increase Olive Oil Production: By introducing olive grafting and enhancing olive oil production, the project aims to reduce the biotic pressure on natural forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while also contributing to local livelihood diversification.
Improve the Natural Environment: The project strives to make contributions to the overall improvement of the natural environment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Capacity Building: Capacity building initiatives for the farming community, forest-dependent communities, staff, and private nurserymen will be conducted. This training will focus on various aspects, including olive, saffron, fruit orchard management, fruit plants nurseries' operations, processing, and marketing.
In summary, the project aims to establish model orchards, promote efficient land use, support local communities, enhance horticultural practices, and contribute to the improvement of the natural environment and overall climate resilience in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Increased income for farmers through value addition practices and reduced post-harvest losses.New orchards like Avocado and Hazelnuts open up lucrative markets, boosting farmers' income.Implementation of scientific agricultural practices minimizes financial burdens and water losses, contributing to environmental objectives.Economic Benefits:
Reduction in post-harvest losses leads to economic gains.Export potential for horticultural produce, generating foreign exchange for the region.Social Benefits:
Strengthened human resources empower farmers with better decision-making and trust.Adoption of modern agriculture trends improves farmers' status and profitability.Enhanced socio-economic status elevates living standards for rural communities.Increased profitability and competition foster prosperity among farmers.Project supports poverty alleviation efforts, especially in rural areas.Promotes judicious use of agricultural inputs for sustainable practices.
The project is conceived to optimally utilize the potential of sub-tropical forestry resources, arable and cultivable private/ communal wastelands. Under this project intervention graft wood of certified, high yielding improved existing varieties will be grafted on wild olives growing in suitable localities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A total of 0.645 million wild olive plants growing on suitable and accessible sites on private and communal wastelands of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be grafted during the first year of the project with proper maintenance as per provision of the PC-I.
The intervention is aimed at conversion of wild olives growing wild and scattered subjected to severe biotic & climatic conditions as such, provision of conducive and favorable growth conditions in the shape of adequate maintenance-watering, pruning, fertilization and upkeep is inevitable to be afforded under the project. This will help facilitate success of the intervention being planned for olives growing in wild conditions.
Deputy General Manager
Tel: +92 345 8944449 Head: Climate Change Email: [email protected]
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