Pakistan Agriculture Development Project in Collaboration with Winrok

29th May 2018

Pakistan Agriculture Development Project in Collaboration with Winrok

A project in partnership with Winrok.
United States Department of Agriculture (USAD) as Funding Partner

The PADP (Pakistan Agriculture Development Project) is working on value chains development of four commodities namely Chili, Tomato, date, and Banana, in Sindh and Punjab Provinces. It aims at value creation and development by addressing Pre-and Post production constraints through improved access to inputs and technology, value addition (processing) and market linkages. PADP provides technical services for capacity building to the producers of tomato. Under PADP, Haji Sons Staff worked closely with the value chain specialists and trained producers (using cluster/FFS approach) and input/technology suppliers. 11,520 beneficiaries so far and HajiSons intend to empower many more in the future.

Trainings covered the following topics for both chilli and tomato Crops:

  1. Good agriculture practices
  • Selection of seed, seedling
  • Fertilizer Schedule
  • Production technology
  1. Land preparation
  • Transplanting
  • Weed Control
  1. Irrigation
  • Best practices of irrigation
  • Time of irrigation
  • Fertilizer timing and doses
  1. Crop Protection
  • Disease and control
  1. Harvesting & on-farm handling:
  • Harvest maturity determination
  • Harvesting method
  • Use of harvesting Aids
  • Minimizing handling losses
  1. Transport:
  • Impact of overloading
  • Transporting during cool hours
  • Overspeeding
  • Protection against rain