HHRD distributes wheat seeds, fertilizer to 1000 small farmers

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The Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) of Pakistan distributed worth Rs25million of wheat seeds and fertilizers to 1000 flood-affected small farmers in south Punjab. The ‘Seed of Hope’ project of HHRD under Pakistan Flood Relief Effort-2022 was executed in collaboration with Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) to enhance per-acre yield and timely cultivation of wheat in flood-hit areas.

The distribution ceremonies of wheat and fertilizer were held at Fazalpur (Rajanpur) and Taunsa Sharif (DG Khan) in south Punjab here on Monday. The Director of Development HHRD, Ilyas Hassan Chaudhary, Divisional Director of PAD, DG Khan Mehar Abid Hussain, Head of Emergency Operations (HHRD), Sajid Ali Chadhar, Jodat Kamran Regional Manager South Punjab, Jam Muhammad Khalid from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation, Muhammad Abubaker from World Food Program, Prof Nazeer Ahmad Sakhani from Rajanpur and over 1000 local small farmers were also present.

On this occasion, a training session for awareness of farmers was conducted where food and agriculture experts conducted training sessions on the production technology of wheat, Insect pest management, weeds management and irrigation management. Speaking at the ceremony, Director Development HHRD, Ilyas Hassan Chaudhary said that this Seed of Hope project will contribute towards poverty alleviation, zero hunger, and economic empowerment.

He said that the provision of quality seed and fertilizer at the time of cultivation will increase per-acre yield which will address food security issues on a sustainable basis.

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