Around 250 farmers were engaged in four training workshops on soil fertility, sustainable rice production and water productivity. Three village training Workshops were conducted in different Agricultural areas of the country, including the parts District Sheikhupura to equip the small land holding rice growers on latest cultivation techniques.
The capacity building training organized by Rice Partners Pvt Ltd (RPL) in collaboration with MARS food and Helvates Swiss Inter cooperation in the last week, according to press release issued here.
Talking to the farmers Project Manager RPL, Zafar Iqbal said that rice production constitutes the major economic activity (21 percent of GDP) and a key source of employment (44 percent) for the rural population of Pakistan. He said the average yield of rice in Pakistan is far less than other leading rice growing countries.
It is inevitable to bring the maximum rice growing farmers in capacity building activities for enhancing their skills on water efficient techniques for sustainable rice production,he added. Zafar has sensitized the farmers regarding social aspects of SRP standards and said do not involve child labor in agriculture sector.