Ongoing Projects

Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. rel=
DURATION OF THE PROJECT: March 2015 to 31 May 2016

Funded by: United Nations Development Programmeand Coca Cola

OBJECTICES

  • Water for livelihoods: promoting high efficiency in the use of water for food and domestic use.
  • Water for incomegeneration and employment: developing high value cash crops to increase marketing opportunities and profitability for local communities.
  • Water for resilience and reducing vulnerabilities: hedging against crop and market failure, and conserving the regenerative capacity of the natural resource base.

Activities

  • Introduction of highly efficient irrigation technologies such as a drip irrigation system at the PARC/MARC research station.
  • Reintroduction of resilient and high value crops /fruits to enhance the production capacity of the region, import of the new resilient varieties suitable for Gilgit-Baltistan.
  • Training of nursery owners/operators, local farmers and youth in nursery management, high production, processing and value addition technologies.
  • Identification, selection and development of value chains of high value mountain agriculture production.
  • Fodder cultivation on barren land to develop land, which has not been used for agricultural activities.

Major Opportunities and Benefits

  • Improved access to water for drinking and irrigation.
  • Better livelihood, food security and income generation opportunities, especially for small land holder farming families.
  • Employability for educated local youth in the agricultural sector.
  • Create technical and institutional capacities for long term research and development in Gilgit-Baltistan.
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