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A Farmer’s Commitment Pays Off

27 year old Hamid Nawaz Basra, is an ambitious and progressive farmer who lives at 66DB, Tehsil Yazman, District Bahawalpur. He saw the advertisement in newspaper about technical and financial support by the USAID – DRDF Dairy Project regarding farm upgradation and applied for it.

In February, 2015, Hamid was able to construct a shed at his farm with the support of the Dairy Project. At his farm, Dairy Project’s Master Trainers have trained 788 farmers in one-day training sessions and 25 farmers in 7-day training sessions from nearby villages.

“I learnt that animals’ health and production is better now after providing them shelter and free access to water”, says Hamid.

The Dairy Project is providing trainings targeted towards Farm Managers with the aim of establishing them as fully-trained, skilled farm managers who will be able to manage large commercial dairy farms. As of September 2015, more than 444 Farm managers have been trained with the aim of establishing them as fully-trained, skilled farm managers who will be able to manage large commercial farms. These farm managers earn between PKR 25,000 to PKR 40,000 ($250 - $400) per month.

The Project technical team also guides Hamid in the record keeping and the calculation of economic data to make his farm profitable.

“I realize that my shed has become a source of inspiration for many farmers in my community. With the help of the Dairy Project, I have acquired new dairy farming skills and techniques and improved my farm by constructing a shed. I hope to expand my farm and build on the success I have achieved so far thanks to the USAID – DRDF Dairy Project,” says Hamid. 

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