In 2009 the project area, Swat district, was scene of an armed struggle between Taliban militancy and Pakistani military, which caused a large-scale internal displacement (about two million people). The same area in 2010 was affected by a devastating flood of the river Swat that caused a further state of emergency. The Project, started in 2010, has provided technical assistance in fruit and vegetables production phase, post-harvest phase (handling, grading, packaging) and in the processing and marketing of agricultural products.
Technical assistance and support to small producers of vegetables Swat Valley (Pakistan) for the improvement of production and marketing in the context of fruit and vegetable industry (ADP Swat 1) | project website
Pakistan (Swat district)
general - improving the standard of living, economic and social development of local populations at the household and community level.
small and medium farmers associated in public and private partnerships (PPP) and associations of fruit growers.
|MAECI - € 1.350.000|
The Project has provided technical assistance in fruit and vegetables production phase, post-harvest phase (handling, grading, packaging) and in the processing and marketing of the agricultural products. The direct beneficiaries of the activities were small and medium farmers organized in Public and Private Partnership (PPP) called Farm Services Centers (FSC) and associations (such as the Apple Growers Association). During four years of implementation, the project involved about 6000 direct beneficiaries. The activities carried out were as follows:
construction of two warehouses with lines for the selection, packaging and storage of fruit. Each center has been provided with a pickup and a refrigerated van to transport the processed fruit