In order to lift the rural economy benefiting millions of small farmers to diversify crops, improve productivity and increase household incomes, the World Bank has approved $171 million for the support of agricultural productivity in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
According to a World Bank statement, this financial assistance will work to resolve farmers’ challenges including low water-use efficiency and lack of modern technology, skills and knowledge for engaging in high-value agriculture value chains. This will help in establishing water users’ associations, introducing high-efficiency irrigation systems and laser land levelling, strengthening farmers’ technical skills and filling knowledge gaps on agricultural market opportunities and constraints.
“Agriculture accounts for a fifth of Pakistan’s economy and employs nearly half the labour force in the country,” said World Bank Country Director for Pakistan Illango Patchamuthu.
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14 September, 2019