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Pakistan is mainly known for agriculture. It plays a vital role in producing overall economic growth while increasingasing rural employment and helping the farming sector grow and alleviate poverty. The principal natural resources that are required for farming are arable land and water, and Pakistan has plenty of both. This sector accounts for approximately 20% of the country’s economy and employs about 42.3% oflabourlabour force. The most agricultural province of Pakistan is Punjab, where wheat and cotton are most grown.
At Shafi Gluco Chem, we believe that our farmers are the backbone of the economy and an integral part of our supply chain process. We consider training and development a necessary aspect of sustainable agricultural development. As a part of this training program, we have introduced the Kisaan Khushaal (Farmer Prosperity) Program which focuses on nurturing andevelopingng our farmers and their families.
Through this program, we encourage our farmers to be involved in sustainable farming while considering their social responsibilities towards their work and living conditions, the requirements of rural communities, and consumer health and safety both in the present and the future. Some of the notable activities of the program include:
Training to improve farming techniques
Modern techniques have been introduced to farmers to maximize production and to achieve the perfect balance of hereditary to increase crop yield and profitability while conserving natural resources.
Shifting Towards Organic
Organic farming is always our top priority when it comes to quality crops, and we encourage our farmers to cultivate organic rice.
Application of organic fertilizer
With the help of our expert on-field trainers, we have organised training sessions to emphasize the importance of applying organic fertilizer, which is an integral part of the farming process. The training session helps farmers learn the quantity with the right frequency to use along with the application techniques to achieve maximum yield.
Providing access to organic fertilizer
We lined up fertilizer suppliers that adhere to strict quality control standards, making it easy for the farmers to produce organic fertilizer for the crops.
Helping farmers make their own fertilizer
The training sessions help farmers produce their own fertilizer using a manure or fish base. This helped them feel accomplished and opened up an opportunity to utilize their own resources to maximum potential.
Using renewable resources to generate power
Solar panels were installed for each house to conserve resources and provide uninterrupted power to local villages.
Provision of clean water
Clean and drinkable water is the basic necessity of life for everyone. We helped our people to have plenty of it by installing filtration plants in the local villages.
Education is a primary factor for any nation to grow and pave the way forward. Considering its importance, we encourage children to work harder in school and to motivate them, stationery supplies and bags were distributed among them in an effort to increase their morale.
According to the UNDP report, the growth rate of the population in Pakistan is 2% per year, and with the rapid growth, the basic needs are also increasing. The agriculture sector plays a vital role in the development of Pakistan by providing food for the massive population as well as promoting economic growth. Shafi Gluco Chem is taking its utmost initiatives to maximize yields while working for the farmers’ well-being and economic sustainability.BACK