Caritas Pakistan celebrated wheat harvest festival on 2nd May 2019 with small holder farmers of Chak (village) No 40 SB District Sargodha. The event was held at the agriculture farm of Mr. Muhammad Zafar Ullah Khan, a beneficiary of Smallholder Adaptive Farming & Biodiversity Network (SAFBIN ) project in District Sargodha.
Baisakhi, the harvest festival of Punjab is celebrated with great fanfare. Farmers get together to share updates on their yield and exchange information for better production. This goes hand in hand with playing drums and dancing Bhangra. In his address, Mr. Shehzad Gulzar local village resource person shared the objective of SAFBIN program and its interventions being carried out in 10 local villages including Chak No 40 SB District Sargodha. “Zafar Ullah provided the seed for wheat crop few month ago. Today we are harvesting the same crop,” he said.
Mr. Shahbaz Chattah another farmer with 30 years of experience in agriculture sector, donated food for 150 farmers who harvested the wheat crop. 12 female farmers also participated. Similar festivals was also held in 38 DB village, another target villages of SAFBIN Project in District Khushab.