Farmer kit launched at Caritas Asia Regional Farmers’ Conference

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Caritas Pakistan has launched and introduced “Farmer kit for data collection” to the representatives of 12 member organizations from South Asia and South East Asia on the first day during their country presentation in Caritas Asia regional farmer conference held from 21-25 April, 2015 in Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Representatives from Pakistan and other countries who graced this launching ceremony included Mr. Amir Irfan from (Head of the Department – Development Programs, Caritas Pakistan), Dr. Haridas (Cream Coordinator from Caritas India), Ms. Adriana Opromolla (Advocacy Officer for Climate Change and Food security CI), Ms. Pihil Waththe Gedera Yasomenike (Woman farmer from Sri Lanka), Mr. Amir Yaqoob (Regional Livelihood Coordinator from Pakistan), Ms. Elizabeth Qayyum (Woman farmer from Pakistan), Ms. Wanphen Khemanucheta (Caritas Asia), Ms. Shumaila Rafiq (Woman farmer from Pakistan), Ms. Bichittra Chicham (Woman farmer from Bangladesh) and Ms. Muna Shrestha (IPM Technician Caritas Nepal).

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Caritas Pakistan has produced a farmer kit for data collection which contains measuring tape, scissor, magnifying lens and color Pencils. This kit is designed and developed by Mr. Amir Irfan (Head of the Department – Development Programs) for the members of Farmer Field School to collect data and enhance their learning through observations and analysis thus promoting farmer led research (FLR).

Mr. Amir Irfan briefed the participants about kit, he also explained the objective and usage of farmer kit for data collection. After this, the kits were distributed to Caritas member Organization and idea was highly appreciated by all the conference participants.

“This kit also compliments CI’s global campaign “one human family: food for all” and is dedicated to 50th anniversary of Caritas Pakistan”, said Mr. Amjad Gulzar Executive Director.