Sunflower grows well in drought and is very popular among communities in the marginal areas of KP and FATA. SRSP in partnership with WFP has selected and trained 10 women on sunflower cultivation in tehsil Bara. Under the cash for work activity, they prepared land and purchased seeds for cultivation. SRSP provided PKR 6,000/month to each women in a three-month cycle. After sunflower oil extraction and sale in the local market they reported an increase in their incomes, and they shared that their livelihoods have become sustainable.
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.