Improve farming practices of 4.000 cane farmers. Better farming practices result in lower production costs, increased production and a reduced environmental impact.
Irrigation and fertilizer applications in Pakistan are characterized by low efficiency. While farmers have high expenses, their productivity is low. This results in a low farmer income and increased water stress, which can both fuel conflicts.
- Farmers are trained in farmer field schools by other sugarcane farmers. There are exchanges between farming communities to learn from each other.
- A weekly radio programme educates farmers in best practices.
- A street theatre tours the sugarcane producing areas to create awareness of practical solutions in sugarcane farming.
- 4.000 cane farmers have been trained.
- Farmers income has increased with 17%. Input costs decreased by 14%.
- Thousands of famers have been sensitized to the possibilities that best practices can offer.
Location: Pakistan, districts of Faisalabad and Jhang, 4,000 hectares.
Duration: 3 years
Budget: € 112,710
Partners: WWF Pakistan and Caritas-Pakistan.