Value Chain and Enterprise Development
SRSP works towards revitalizing rural economy, increase in income, poverty reduction and community empowerment through interventions in economic activities of the communities.
SRSP is one of the leading organizations committed to develop small scale enterprises and selected value chains for improving social and economic development of poor families.
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Our Enterprise Section
The Enterprise Section of SRSP follows a variety of strategies to promote small enterprises and economic growth. Most prominent of these is the demand driven value chain approach. This approach identifies constraints and opportunities along a value chain for different products and addresses them through capacity building, training, linkages, networking etc. A three years project with the CIDA funded MEDA project for seedlings value chain in Haripur has been a good learning ground for this approach. This has been replicated for Milk Production, Mushrooms, Honey Production, local cloth khaddar production in different regions and projects within SRSP. In BKPAP projects and Early Recovery Projects enterpreneurs have been identified and provided with grants and trainings to initiate projects with high success rates. The Vocational Training Programmes of SRSP plays an important part in different enterprise trainings and offers training according to local needs.
Similarly community investment funds and the micro finance programme make an important contribution to enterprise development by providing access to capital to the enterpreneurs. SRSP also works with the agri business fund to build enterprise groups and train them. The enterprise interventions of SRSP make an extra effort to be inclusive for marginalised groups like women
Farming Communities Learn To Earn More from Their Farms
I was working hard but could not get the anticipated reward and I had almost decided to cut down all my red persimmon trees and replace them with other fruit plants.
This has changed now. I have now learnt how to market my production and increase my income.
Shawl Making Business Interest Group (BIGs)
Talet is successful in creating employment and income earning opportunities for a large group of young women and her confidence level has been improved. The gender relations improved at her household level as she says that her husband and in laws have become very positive towards her enterprise and contribution in cash.
Recently an advanced training of "Honey Marketing and Value addition" under “Aid to Uprooted People” project was conducted in Peshawar. 27 honey bee farmers from District Khyber were trained on Wax Products, Pollen Collection, Royal Jelly Extraction, Packaging and...read more
Increasing demand of ornamental flowers such as Gladiolus, Petunia and Marigold. Primary focus is given on the cultivation techniques of these flowers that results in the production of high quality that can be sold in the local market and generate economic source of...read more
To revive maize cultivation in South Waziristan, SRSP identified 253 farmers. Based on assessment 3 days training was planned in June, 2018 on maize farming using modern techniques. 10Kg seeds were also provided to each trainee. In follow-ups, farmers reported...read more
110 women entrepreneurs have been provided with imported embroidery machines and tool kits. These women were mobilized and organized in to Cloth cluster value chain group and capacitated in Quilts sets making, baby sets making and wedding sets making. The project also...read more
Handmade embroidery made by women of South Waziristan Agency was displayed in a national level exhibition held in Islamabad. The basic idea was to promote and encourage the skilled women and their local handmade embroidery work at national level. It was also an...read more
Sunflower grows well in drought and is very popular among communities in the marginal areas of KP and FATA. SRSP in partnership with WFP has selected and trained 10 women on sunflower cultivation in tehsil Bara. Under the cash for work activity, they prepared land and...read more