Pakistani Farmer Exchange

Pakistani Farmer Exchange Program: "Farmers without Fences"

Project Partners: FarmLink, Functional Grains Centre and Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research
Project Code: FWB16
Project Duration: 2017-2021

Background

Australian farmers are among the most efficient in the world. In recent years there has been significant investment in research that improves the yield of pulses due to their important role in crop rotations. However, there has been less emphasis on understanding market requirements of our pulses and comparing our products with international markets.

The Australian government has a keen interest in providing assistance to developing countries such as Pakistan. This interest to help developing countries also often extends to individuals. One way the government assists is by funding agricultural research projects through Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR). An opportunity exists for Australian farmers to participate in this assistance by linking with international farmers in peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
The opportunity exists for Australian farmers to participate in “Farmers without fences” to assist Pakistani farmers in the production and value adding of pulses. Pakistani farmers will benefit from the experience of Australian farmers and Australian farmers will benefit in the following ways:
• Satisfaction of assisting a developing country
• A rich cultural experience
• An opportunity to learn about international pulse consumption patterns
• An opportunity network with like-minded Australian farmers and researchers

Publications

2016 FarmLink Research Report - Pakistani Farmer Exchange 2016 FarmLink Research Report - Pakistani Farmer Exchange (217 KB)

 

   



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