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Technical assistance and support to small producers of vegetables Swat Valley (Pakistan) for the improvement of production and marketing in the context of fruit and vegetable industry


Initiative timeframe: 2010/2013

Total initiative costs

€ 1,350,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 1,350,000.0


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Province: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa District: Swat

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The Project, started in 2010, has provided technical assistance in fruit and vegetables production phase, post-harvest phase (handling, grading, packaging) and in the processing and marketing of the agricultural products. During four years of implementation, the project involved about 6000 direct beneficiaries. The activities carried out by the project were as follows: construction of two warehouses with lines for the selection, packaging and storage of fruit; rehabilitation of the offices of the Farm Services Centers of Matta and Kabal destroyed during military operations in 2009; trainings (Integrated Crop Management, post-harvest management, business management and microfinance); Study tour in Italy; Technical assistance to farmers by the local extesionists and and international consultants; Marketing support. read more close

Main outcome

improving the fruit and vegetables value chain in the Swat Valley to increase the income of small farmers, both in the agricultural operations and in post-harvest phase.

Initiative data

Initiative number 009356
Purpose Food crop production
Sector III.1.a. Agriculture, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Economic Affair Division; Agriculture, livestock & cooperation department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Representative -
Other financiers -


small and medium farmers associated in public and private partnerships (PPP) and associations of fruit growers

Title € Committed € Used
Project without name 1,350,000 1,350,000

Farmers perspective (Download)

The promotion of vegetable production is a fundamental activity for the rural development in the district. The picture represents a training session for farmers with the method of "Farm Field School" applied by local agronomists.