Project on Legal Crop Production Accomplished

On Thursday, US Mission to Pakistan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government celebrated the successful completion of a $984,000 project that provided more than 4,000 farmers with alternatives to illicit crop production in the Bajaur, Khyber, Torghar, and Mohmand districts.

FAO representative said 4,000 farmers, including 1200 women, received wheat, onion, corn, cucumber, sunflower, and olive tree seeds, as well as training and agriculture machinery and tools – including shovels, spray pumps, tractors, and leveling and harvesting machines to grow high-value licit crops.

According to a press release, Director of the Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section Mark Tervakoski, FAO representative Rebekah Bell, KP Agriculture Minister Mohib Ullah Khan, and Director General of the Agriculture Extension Department Abid Kamal participated in the ceremony.

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