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I want Pakistan colleagues to share your knowledge regarding agricultural practices in the mountainous areas of District Haripur. Through this discussion we may find some very good examples of agricultural patterns and practices in the northern areas of our country.

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  1. Shazia Hina, can you see your page in Urdu translation? please click the button below for google option and choose your preferred language, may be that helps for Pakistan members, i tried here and it shows me all beautiful letters, which i dont have any clue about...(smile)

    1. in haripur reign mostly former harvest maze and wheat crops and some are growing vegetables as well. the technologies use to harvesting crops is mostly manually and tractor use for plowing other all work done manually.         

  2. Majority of the villagers were farming on small land holdings (less than 5 kanals). Wheat was the major “Rabi” crop whereas maize  the major “Kharif” crops. These crops were mainly grown for subsistence purpose rather than for the commercial ones. Due to the absence of effective agricultural extension system, the local farmers  were using time old traditional technology of crop and fruit production, and were obtaining very low yield. Due to small land holding and illiteracy, most of the farmers couldn’t access agricultural loans offered by the banks.Women share equal work with men in the crop and livestock farming.

  3. Dear Syed Aamir Shah, thank you for sharing your views, you raise several problems at one go: 

    • growing staple food (wheat, maize) for own consumption, small landshare does not allow to have income from commercial activities
    • low yields due to lack of agricultural technologies, absence of extension system
    • no access to agricultural loans due to small landshare and illiteracy                                      

    By giving knowledge to rural communities about better nutritious food, better agricultural practices, i am sure this MAAN community will contribute to solve the problems above.... what would be your suggestions for possible solutions to these issues? 

  4. Maize, wheat, pulses, oil seeds and millet's.  To increase the production of crops they used the artificial fertilizers and pesticides which are not good for health and reduced the nutrient elements from crops.  

  5. In Hilly Areas fields are narrow and terraced land , so with the use of modern technology Farmers also apply traditional or primitive methods of cultivation. The Major crops grown are Wheat, Maize, Sorghum, Fodder, Beans and rarely vegetables.


  6. In mountain area also problem of transportation to accessing the modern technology and also a very costly a normal former can not afford.

    1. are farmers organized in groups? do they work together or mostly individually? how big is their land? do they need transport for commercial purpose or for homeconsumption? 

  7. one more important thing is soil erosion or land sliding in hilly areas and people have not enough resources to prevent their lands from these elements or have not approach to the department who can support them. so mostly in these cases the land did not used for cultivation purposes. this type of land did not given importance for use exceptable few type of self grown weeds grown up and use for animals fodder.  

  8. According to my observation and  information which I got during my visits to hilly areas i saw many Farmers in their fields with the use of traditional method as well as some uses the modern technology.

    But one thing which is irritating me that if they will use the modern technology like branded quality seeds, artificial fertilizers and pesticides to increase production it will reduce the nutrient element and capacity of land production and if they will use the traditional methods, obviously production will low, so.....................................................................what they should do?


    1. For such cases when modern seeds are not nutritious enough, dear Rizwana shaheen, we need to help farmers to get that knowledge through exchange here, in this platform...I believe there are many very advanced farmers in Pakistan who would be willing to share their knowledge, right? May be they dont know internet or dont use smartphones, but we can meet them, talk to them and use their experiences and help our farmers to apply good agricultural practices

      1. Dear Shaknoza yesterday i met a farmer name Gohar Sultan in Haripur village Behra who is farming nonseasonal vegetables in tunnel farming. i was much impressed to listen that he is avoiding the artificial fertilizers and pesticides.  he is using animals feces as fertilizer and use ash as pesticide and   promote the growth of vegetable friends bugs(insects) who eats the eggs and larva of harmful insects. 

        1. Dear Rizwana shaheen Good to hear that am talking about the farmer that you met . But there is a thing here , If we talking about the Nutrition ,I think the Nutrition in seasonal vegetables is much  better then nonseasonal . Is am Right ???

  9. Eat healthy live Healthy


  10. The availability of fresh water is key to the sustainability of  agriculture, therefore this sector is the most vulnerable. Even though, no in-depth study has been conducted to estimate the aggregate loss to agriculture in the face of water scarcity in future, however surmising the enormous impact of such an eventuality is not an uphill task. It is an evident fact that without water there can be no agriculture. Therefore, the civil society in conjunction with the government should make efforts to introduce smart agricultural practices, which minimizes the dependence on a plenitude of water supply.

  11. Dear Irum Fatima, do you already have any water projects? Which methods are most effective today? Are there drip irrigation projects? How deep would be to make borewell? 

  12. Hi every body and Greetings from Badbaan Enterprise Development Forum Haripur.

    (1). Yes drip irrigation projects piloted in Haripur by someone but not adopted by the communities at scale. I think it would be the one of best solutions in mountainous and rain fed areas of Haripur.



  13. well come Mr. Abbasi on MAAN Page.

  14. Maize,Pulses,Wheat are the main crops. The local people don't take interest in farming, they even prefer to go for labor jobs. Existing water channels are not up to the mark as global modern agriculture. One reason may be due hilly area and uneven surface. Second may be due to non-availability of agriculture channels.

  15. Wheat, maize, pulses, vegetables like peas, bitter gourd, cocumbar, Mustard, Haripur is a fertile land for growing and cultivating crops, vegetables and fruits. some areas are rocky and hilly, where the farmers find it laborious to cultivate these things.

  16. I am not a local inhabitant of haripur. Haripour is a green chunk of land. Taking the opportunity, i would like to on the UC Hattar. It is a small industrial estate situated on Khanpur road. Hattar industrial estate is also an open threat to the agricultural lands and its yield. The waste material i.e. the by-products are dumped or thrown away in the nearby areas. This not only cause the physical pollution but also playing hell by converting the fertile lands into barren. areas near to tarbela and khanpur can be trusted for growing multiple crops because the water level is enough. Also hybridization will help to multiply the yields. 

  17. I am inhabitant of Haripur. So far i have observed there is no as such use of good fertilizers and advanced technology that should give them good production. This is a fact that majority depends on agriculture but it is not very profitable because of several problems like they have transportation problems there are no good roads so that they can reach the market in time.poverty i believe is the major factor that is currently effecting the farmers and agriculture because without applying modern ways of farming you can never earn well.

  18.  Our Country ( Pakistan ) is very Civilized and fertilized country and its the Giant blessing of Allah on us .There are many crops but some are main which are mention below :-

    • Wheat 
    • Cotton
    • Rice 
    • Sugarcane
    • Maize
    • Sun flower 
    • soyabean  
    • Gram 
      These are the main one . 
      In Many hilly Areas of Pakistan the method of crops growing is very old , the reason is that the less awareness of Modern Technology and also no particular channel or platefarm to do this but in some areas of Pakistan the Advance Techniques are also used  . Our majority farmer are less land holder and they use only Old method except modern . There are alot of benefits of Advance technology such as 
    • Time saving 
    • quality of seed Better 
    • less Man power required . 


  19. Hi, I am Dr.Udayakumar Agronomist from Tamil Nadu,India. I put my 26 years service in Agricultural Extension.People from Rural areas last their own food habit from where the entire problem starts.They last there biodiversity,nutrition,health of both land and their own body.So now people are started to think about their past and like to lead a healthy life with a sustainable way. Now mountains are the place where lot of natures wealth is still maintained partially or fully.So I wish ever one of you to contribute some thing for the nature's preservation and growth for future.


  20. Dear Madam,

    District Abbottabad is very popular distict of KPK Pakistan. Alonwith education mountanious farming is very famous.Its 90% area is mountanoius and community depends upon farming to cope with the need of life. Main source of income is farming but most farmers has very less land . So it need to promote and improve thier farming methodology. RDO want to do but lack of resource it is impossile for us . If there are any opportunity please contact. 0331910904

    or  by email fayyaz.rdo@gmail.com 

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