FAO expands tunnel farming, drip irrigation system in tribal districts


The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has expanded high tunnel-farming with the drip-irrigation systems in different tribal districts to promote off-season crop production through agro-technology in the wide-range climate of the region. according to a press statement issued on Thursday, the initiative has been taken under “Restoring Subsistence and Commercial Agriculture in Tribal areas” supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

One hundred high tunnels have been installed in tribal districts including Khyber, Orakzai, North Waziristan and South Waziristan.— TLTP

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