|Mr Afzaal in his greenhouse at Sultan nursery|
Thanks to the ASLP, these men learnt valuable skills in many aspects of commercial citrus production—including building protective sheds, using improved potting media, adopting better pruning practices and managing disease. On returning home and applying these skills, they are now reaping the benefits.
|Dr Daud-Ur-Rehman inspecting citrus |
saplings at Awan nursery
|Mr Warriach digging furrows in his orchard|
Mr Afzaal, Dr Daud-Ur-Rehman and Mr Warriach said the training was very worthwhile and will go a long way to improving the nursery sector and livelihoods of citrus growers in Pakistan.
Through this type of work, the ASLP is helping build the capacity of many citrus, mango and dairy smallholder farmers so they can achieve better returns for their families and communities.
By Dr Wendy Henderson (ACIAR Communications) and Dr Munawar Kazmi (ASLP Operations Manager, Pakistan)
The Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Program is a collaboration between many Australian and Pakistan institutions, funded by the Australian Government.