Peace_Growth_of_economics

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The project identifies sectors with potential to add to the economic growth activities of the area. Rice seed, black and red persimmon, onion seed, olive, walnut, pear and lemon grass have potential. 236 business interest groups formed around these trades with a membership of 3,629 farmers. 2,381 farmers trained in value chain development. Over 1,500 producers trained in enterprise development. Around 2,300 Farmers provided with economic support under this programme.

Under Value chain a comprehensive approach entailing technical and managerial support for establishing and supporting potential value chains, small scale enterprises and entrepreneurs have been adopted. These approaches include

  1. Formation of Business Interest Groups (BIGs)
  2. Enhancing and refining business skills at local levels
  3. Exposure visits
  4. Orientation on markets/trends
  5. Linkages with renowned and known business development services providers

The Programme has organized 3,629 farmers around 236 Business Interest Groups (BIGs). The Programme has trained 2,381 men and women members in value chain development. It has introduced 1,195 men and women to major markets. Their linkages with Business Development Service Providers established. As a result their products have refined and improved as per international standards.

Details of Economic Activities - Formation of Business Interest Groups (BIGs)
 DISTRICTS  MEN BIGS  WOMEN BIGS TOTAL  NO. OF FARMERS/PRODUCERS REGISTERED AS MEMBERS IN BIGS

 Buner

              56

                5

              61

            913

 Chitral

              25

              10

              35

            606

 Dir Lower

              24

               -  

              32

           527

 Dir Upper

              19

               -  

              19

            295

 Malakand

              25

               -  

              25

            252

 Shangla

               -  

               -  

               -  

               -  

 Swat

              63

                1

              64

         1,036

 Grand Total

            212

              16

            236

         3,629


Details of Economic Activities - Capacity Building of Farmers and Producers and Economic Support
 DISTRICTS   NO. OF FARMERS TRAINED IN VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT   NO. OF FARMERS TRAINED IN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT   NO. OF FARMERS EXPOSED TO BEST PRACTICES AND MARKETS THROUGH EXPOSURE VISITS   NO. OF FARMERS PROVIDED WITH VARIOUS ECONOMIC SUPPORTS (IN KINDS)

 Buner

            470

            509

            441

            778

 Chitral

            520

            377

              45

               -  

 Dir Lower

            288

              71

              81

            122

 Dir Upper

            227

            164

            104

            164

 Malakand

            266

            110

            299

            265

 Shangla

               -  

               -  

               -  

               -  

 Swat

            610

            292

            225

            974

 Grand Total

         2,381

         1,523

         1,195

         2,303