Our agriculture projects

The Hushe Valley residents live principally on subsistence agriculture. Almost all families own land and work it to obtain their livelihood, chiefly producing cereals, mainly wheat, buckwheat, some forage such as alfalfa, and growing some vegetables during the summer. They also have fruit trees, especially apricots and apple trees. Some families have small quantities of livestock and poultry, but these are not enough to ensure their nutritional needs. Thus, in the summer season, some men find sporadic jobs, for example as mountain porters or in construction and services, to provide some extra source of income.

The problems seen in traditional agricultural production are the low productivity of the land, the amount and fragmentation of land ownership and access to irrigation. Women are the primary workers in the field where virtually all the work is manual. At the same time they also have responsibility for the housework and childcare.

The Felix Baltistan Foundation Agricultural Project, operating in the area since 2004, is oriented towards improving the living conditions in the villages of the Hushe Valley by developing sustainable agricultural production, providing training in new agricultural techniques and technical assistance. Notably, the project aims to maintain the food supply and economy of each household and is based on encouraging community work and personal initiative, through improved technical, educational and cultural factors. These are seen as vital to the development and improvement in the quality of life of the population.

FFB provides training and education in agriculture and marketing to overcome subsistence living.
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Drying apricots
Apricots grow in abundance in the village of Machulo but a lot of the crop goes to waste. FFB has put a lot of efffort and equipment into encouraging more effective use of this valuable resource - the Machulo Apricot Project.
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Greenhouses were once unheard of in the area but thanks to the FFB they are now extending the availability of fresh vegetables and creating significant health benefits.
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Information about our marketing projects will be posted here...
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Seed bank
Information about our seed bank project will be posted here...
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Food presentation
Information about our food presentation initiative will be posted here...
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Agriculture awareness sessions
Information about our agricultural awareness sessions will be posted here...
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Information about our fruit tree grafting project will be posted here...
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Agriculture workshops
Information about our agricultural workshops will be posted here...
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