Agriculture and livestock are the main sources of livelihoods in Khyber Agency. Soon after the return of TDPs, SRSP and WFP initiated interventions in Khyber Agency to revive agriculture and make the barren land cultivatable again. Recently, SRSP started Farmer Field Schools (FFS) for on ground learning and modern techniques for farmers. In this regards, 20 farmers of Akakhel Tribe were assessed and trained on Green Beans sowing process. Green Beans are popular vegetable of the area but the local farmers grow it in traditional way which affects their production. At the end of two days training, seeds were distributed among the participants.
50 young people, between 18 to 30 years of age, receive skills enhancement training in electrician and sanitary fitting courses. The group was selected from District Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. The training was organized at SRSP’s Technical & Vocational Center in Peshawar, which offered a certified course from City & Guilds UK. Their team conducted post-training evaluation and certificates were distributed among the best performances. The initiative is funded by the Government of Australia under Women Economic Empowerment and Market Development (WEEMD) project.