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.
Agriculture and livestock are the main sources of livelihoods in Khyber Agency. Soon after the return of TDPs, SRSP and WFP initiated interventions in Khyber Agency to revive agriculture and make the barren land cultivatable again. Recently, SRSP started Farmer Field...read more
A three member KFW delegation (Government of Germany) comprising of Dr Norbert Kloppenberg, Member executive board, Mr Christian Kramer Director Pakistan and Afghanistan and Mr Wolfang Moller Director Pakistan visited SRSP projects in Chitral. At Ayun Village they saw...read more
Under SRSP – GEF (Gender Equity Fund) project funded by the Government of Australia, a total of 40 women trained on modern tools & techniques “Drying of Vegetable and Fruits” at villages Tehlkar and Kuz Shonial of UC Shawar, District Swat. The five days training...read more
SRSP is increasingly taking up value chains approach to help poor access markets and improve their economic conditions. Very recently, an event was organized in district Charsadda under the Government of Australia funded “WEEMD” project to strengthen the fresh milk...read more
Training for 80 women in Honey bee keeping was undertaken at Chitral, Drosh, Mulkhow, Sarghuz and Reshun. All the women were also provided with honey bee hives (partially subsidized). SRSP will continue to provide technical support to the women groups for one year....read more