PATTA Background: Outdated and ineffective agricultural technologies are among the leading causes for Pakistan’s agricultural productivity falling short of its potential. Scaling up the production, distribution, and adoption of agricultural technologies in Pakistan is made challenging by lack of information, difficulty in accessing credit, a wide dispersion of smallholders, and diverse of challenges facing marginalized subsets of smallholder farmers – such as women.
PATTA Description: PATTA will bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan through a four-year activity. PATTA will partner with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services with the potential to increase the productivity and competitiveness of smallholder farmers while mobilizing private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA’s partnership will provide smallholder farmers with boarder access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce postharvest losses. In so doing, PATTA expects to achieve the following results:
STTA Background: The horticulture sector contributes to about 12% of Pakistan’s GDP and provides employment and incomes to several actors along related value chains. The horticulture sector of Pakistan has huge potential of grapes for commercial production to contribute to GDP of the country. Agriculture (Extension) Department Mardan has established 43 grape orchards under district government scheme "Commercial cultivation grapes in District Mardan". As the grapes plantation is pure new intervention with farmers. FSC, Mardan, KP has requested PATTA to organize training regarding the grapes cultivation, proper care, pruning, training, fertilizer application, picking of fruits, packaging and integrated orchard management. Capacity building activity will broaden the vision and knowledge of the farmers about cuttings, pruning, trainings and different propagation methods
STTA Objective and Scope: As part of PATTA’s integrated strategy, awareness of best practices in production technologies of different crops, PATTA is seeking a Horticulture Specialist to deliver training, demonstration and develop comprehensive guide on training and pruning of grapes. The assignment focusses on canopy management of grapes for farmers associated with Farm Service Center and stakeholders involved in growing of grapes.
The consultant’s tasks will include, but not be limited to: