Frontier Post Report
Updated on 6/19/2002 10:58:05 AM

Speakers stress revival of traditional farming methods

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Tuesday stressed that revival of traditional farming methods and knowledge is inevitable for the protection of environment in highlands.

The three-day workshop entitled ĎAgro-pastoralism in the Hindukush belt of Northern Pakistaní was held in connection with the International Year of the Mountains (IYM), which concluded here at a local hotel.

The event was jointly sponsored by IUCN, Chitral Conservation Strategy (CCS), Mountain Area Conservancy Project (MACP) and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP).

The speakers highlighted the problems faced by the people of the mountain areas and observed that in order to put a halt to the damaging environment, people would have to revert to their traditional farming that was free of pesticides and other chemicals.

The workshop was inaugurated by Amir Khan Mir, Tehsil Nazim Chitral, while District Coordination Officer Mumtaz Ali Khan presided over the concluding session.