Farhan is rigorous, perseverant and agile agronimist and livelihood professional, fostering inclusive and collaborative processes to deliver results for the affected population, enabled by means of modern solutions and adequate assistance modalities.
Analysis of economic, social and institutional aspects of Food Security Rural Development contexts. Formulation, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security/Rural Development projects. Experience in institutional strengthening and capacity building. Excellent analytical, conceptual, and reporting skills. Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams and in complex environments.
Demonstrated experience working on projects promoting livelihoods interventions through skills training, alternative / additional income generation, micro-savings and micro-lending, and agricultural value-chain development
Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Food and social securities Participatory and Gender-based approaches Research/Development interface Rural Governance.
Good Experience in rural development particularly in diversified livelihood and participatory research approaches
Experience designing and delivering training to develop agricultural value chains
· Conduct agriculture assessment and determine farmers needs and gaps.
· Building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including farmers, cooperatives and governmental departments.
· Execute certain trainings regarding agriculture activities in the field and on kitchen gardening for women.
· Develop the tools, SoPs, and other documents needed to manage the agriculture activities.
· Contribute, participate, and lead the registration of beneficiaries and answering technical questions.
· Contribute, participate, and lead the distribution and implementation of agriculture activities.
Key Tasks & Achievements:
Carried out recovery of livelihood of activities in four newly merged district of FATA including Mohmand, Khyber, Bajaur and Kurram through distribution of poultry pullets & CFW (Cash For Work). Distributed agricultural tools, fertilizer, seed and pesticide to poor vulnerable farmers in District Muzaffargarh. Remained engaged in USAID/FAO agriculture & livestock input distribution to 50,000 conflict affected, poor beneficiaries.
As Agro project focal and technical expert, supervise design and implementation of agriculture recovery program focused on IDPs and displaced population in District Tank funded by UNHCR.
Responsibilities included to visit all UCs of Tank and review and assess (i) intensification and diversification of field and horticultural crops, including livestock activity; (ii) cereal crops seed multiplication on farmers field; (iii) participatory research approach; (iv) revolving funds for input-output marketing; (v) farmers training, (vi) IPM, (vii) private nurse sires, (viii) communication supports, and (ix) support to line departments etc. and also assess to what extent the project has been successful in having a complimentarily between various donor-funded projects in order to best utilize the scares resources, avoid duplication and ensure costs effectiveness.
Enhancing of Maize crop yield by the applications of Integrated nitrogen and planting density