Local farmers carrying seeds given by the WFP in Bara. - Photo by Saleemur Rehman Afridi

ISLAMABAD: A collection of photos telling stories of men, women and youth associated with agriculture in Pakistan went on display in Islamabad.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized this exhibition in Islamabad to mark the completion of 40 years of its Representation in Pakistan. The exhibition tells stories of Safia, Chaudhry Jameel and Rosaline among others. They all rely on agriculture for their livelihood, food security and nutrition of their families. Farmers can be seen learning climate resilient agriculture techniques at FAO Farmer Feld Schools and then using these techniques in the field.

Photographers Srosh Anwar, Jawad Yousafzai , Shahid Ahmed and Waqas Rafique spent days with farmers in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan , Chitral, Khyber and North and South Waziristan.

Inaugurating the exhibition, FAO Representative in Pakistan Ms Minà Dowlatchahi said :  “FAO’s commitment to supporting the country’s food security and agriculture sector continues as the representation celebrates its 40th anniversary, and the partnership between FAO and Pakistan is stronger than ever. to Every image is a reminder of the hard work that the men, women and youth associated with agriculture put in to ensure that food reaches our table. In return we must play our role to ensure that they are not left behind.” The exhibition will continue at PNCA, lobby area till October 19 and open 9am-5pm.