AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FATA
The Directorate of Agriculture Research FATA was established in 1995. Situated at the renowned Agricultural Research Institute, Tarnab Peshawar. Its current mandate is related to adaptive research on fruits in FATA. It has introduced 92 improved varieties of various species of fruits in the area to diversify the genetic base of the fruit species. Rejuvenation of the existing orchards through modern techniques of orchard management is one of the main objectives of the directorate. Certified fruit nursery plants are distributed among the fruit growers on subsidized rates. Integrated pest and disease management (ICM/IDM) approach is employed to control the prevailing pests and diseases in orchards. Nutritional requirement of orchards are recommended through soil analysis and plant sample analysis. Growers and extension workers are trained on modern technology of orchard management. Pamphlets and bulletins are published for dissemination of technology among the growers.
Farming community of the FATA is our clientele. Our scientists strives to discover ways and means to enhance orchards productivity and improve produce quality. Our scientists always value feedback from the farming community to align their research program to the actual need of the farmers. Farmers are encouraged to interact our scientists for finding solutions to their problems.
We welcome farmers and their representatives to visit our stations. Our services are universal, however, we focus on small holders and risk averse farmers.
- New variety development for high yeild, better quality and high economic return to the growers
- Development of economical & sustainable production technology packages.
- Production of quality fruit plants.
- Dissemination of technology to the end users
- Enhance agriculture productivity per unit area.
- Increase farmer's income and reduce poverty.
- Ensure food security.
- Protect the environment.
Generate and disseminate knowledge for improving crop productivity in order to achieve growth, equity and food security in the agricultural sector of the Central Agro-Ecological Zone of the Province
- Introduction of new varieties of fruit plants (92 Nos. under testing)
- Model Orchards establishment (5 acres/year/agency)
- Rejuvenation of existing orchards through Integrated Crop Management (5 acres/year/agency)
- Fruit Plants Nursery of approved varieties (15000 Nos. of certified disease free saplings of apple, peach, apricot, plum and almond)
- Collaboration with Agriculture Extension FATA:
- Currently the following two ADP schemes which are under implementation in collaboration with the Agriculture Extension FATA (one at Orakzai and the other in Kurram Agency);
- Agriculture Research in Orakzai Agency:
Research Trails on Improvement in Wheat: 10 acres
- Introduction of Cordon System in Grapes in Kurram Agency:
One Kanal Grapevine establishment Cordon System: 40
- Major initiatives in collaboration with Agriculture Extension FATA;
- Value Chain Based Agriculture in FATA (ADP scheme for Rs.150 million)
- Trainings for the growers conducted.
- Full technical support provided for the purchase of two dates dehydrators and other materials to the Agri. Extension FATA.
- Value Addition to Competitive Advantage in Agriculture Sector in FATA:
- Full technical support provided for the purchase of household food processing units to the Agri. Extension FATA.
- Trainings conducted.
- Soil & Water Testing Laboratory Parachinar:
- Soil Samples Collections (210 Nos.)
- Soil Analysis (210 samples)
- Fertilizer recommendations based on soil analysis
- Trainings conducted for 60 farmers of the area on soil sampling and Integrated Nutrient Management (INM)
- Promotion of Potash and Micronutrient fertilizers in the area
- Advisory Services to the farmers (on average 15 visiting farmers per day)
- Implementing ALP-PARC-Islamabad Project “Improving Productivity of some major crops through INM in Kurram Agency)
- Crops (Rice, Wheat and Mungbean)
- Fertilizer Trials
- Introduction of integrated approach in soil fertility management
- Training for farmers
- Field Days
Public related application forms
- Certified Fruit Plants Nursery:
- Plain Paper Applications are received till 15th November specifying Fruit Kind, Variety, No. of Plants and full postal address
- Reservation letters are sent through Post before 30th November
- Nursery is distributed from 15th December on subsidized government rate
- Soil and Water Samples Analysis:
- Soil and Water Samples (taken through specified procedure) are received round the year
- Name, Address, Area (specifying Village, Tehsil and District), Crop/Fruit Species must be provided.
- Fee for growers per sample is Rs.50/-
- Fee for students per sample is Rs.100/-
- Fee for Organizations per sample is Rs.1000/-
- Recommendations are given within one week.
- Insects and Diseases Diagnosis Services:
- Plant samples are diagnosed for insect pests and diseases round the year. Recommendations are given on spot.
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