Rawalpindi, Indus Basin, Punjab, Pakistan

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is piloting ‘Solar Pumping Irrigation System with Climate Smart Technology/Package’ in order to combat food and water scarcity, sporadic rainfall, and the ever-increasing demands of a growing population on the agricultural systems of Potohar region in Rawalpindi district. This has been categorised as a Developmental On-farm Research Pilot (DO-FRP). Upscaling this pilot will improve integrated water resource management practices resulting in food security and improved livelihoods in dry and arid situations in Pakistan.