We can see major results of cooperatives across the border in agriculture, cattle and dairy farming. Especially since the average size of the farm has gone down, it has become harder for a small farmer to survive. The corporate farming is changing sustenance farming into commercial farming, rapidly.
A program is underway with the help of NARC to train master trainers among the females to form women cooperatives in various economic growth areas. First batch of twenty master trainers have already been trained in the cattle and dairy sector.
WLO has started a Cooperative for Organic Vegetable Farming, This is the only farming cooperative of its kind in Pakistan. A group of people are selected using our economic analysis of a village to join this program. The cooperatives’ capacity is built for seeds, farming techniques, processing, packing and marketing of their products.