Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee to help address farmers challenges.


ISLAMABAD -- Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) Ehsaas' multisectoral and Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee's diverse perspectives would help to shape a value chain building policy to address challenges being faced by farmers in rural areas..

According to an official of PASSD on Monday, poverty in rural areas was deeply linked to agriculture and Pakistan was being faced with unique agriculture challenges particularly small landholdings, subsistence farming, exploitation by extractive Aarhtis (middlemen) and stress selling.

He said unless private sector investment was made in building rural value chains, it will be difficult to break away from the rural poverty cycle.

Problems linked to agriculture were complex, and creation of value chains, and private sector investment will help farmers with...

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