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.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.