Enhancing the Value of Hydrological Resources for Livelihood, Youth Employability and Climate Resilience in Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanDURATION OF THE PROJECT: March 2015 to 31 May 2016
Funded by: United Nations Development Programmeand Coca Cola
- 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.
- 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.