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Quoted: “We can’t get back all that we lost"
December 7, 2010 by The IRC
|Famer Obaid Ullah with wheat seeds he received from the IRC. Photo: Selena Marr/The IRC|
Race against time
Farmers in flood ravaged Pakistan are in a race against time to plough fields and sow seeds before the end of the winter planting season. Failure to plant will mean another year without crops, food and income. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the IRC is rushing to provide some 3,500 farmers with 300 tons of seeds.
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“We can’t get back all that we lost. But these seeds and the crops that will grow from them will help us recover from the floods. I thank the IRC for this assistance.”
- Obaid Ullah, one of some 3,500 farmers in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province the IRC is providing with 300 tons of seeds after devastating floods washed away or ruined their own supplies. Read more about how the the IRC is racing to help Ullah and other farmers sow their crops before the end of the winter planting season.