small scaled orchard farming is a paradise of plants and animal genetic biodiversity.
Small scaled family farming plays a multidimensional role, ensure not only livelihood but play a pivotal role in biodiversity conservation. Such farmers judiciously use the weeds and herbs grow along with the crops and use the crop residues as animal feed. Here are some pictures, I shot in my hometown Borai, Loralai which show us the beauty of this unique farming system. The farmer told me that he never used any pesticides and chemical fertilizer.
These grasses are rich in nutrients and the best feed for the sheep, goats and the cows.
This weed is locally called as Shinshobey in Pashtu. It is a wild mint. This weed is dried/powdered and uses as food with yogurt and shlombey etc.
This weed is called as Perwathke in Pashtu, a very rich feed for the small ruminants.
The chicken thrives on the insects in the orchard and provides a rich source of…
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