PROFILE OF AGRICULTURE (EXTENSION) DEPARTMENT DISTRICT BAJAUR.
Bajaur was declared a federally administrated tribal Agency in Dec: 1973 Geographically, Bajaur is a strategically located area. It adjoins Malakand Agency on the South East, Dir District on the North-West, Mohmand Agency on the South-West and Afghanistan on the North-West.
Prior to 1960, Bajuar almost remained a semi-independent territory and was being treated as an inaccessible area under the Political jurisdiction of the Political Agent, Malakand. The whole area was divided among various Khans, i.e. the Khan of Khar, the Khan of Nawagai and the Khan of Pashat etc. in 1960.
Important indicators: According to 2017 National Population Census, district Bajaur has a population of 10, 93684. The number of households in the district is 120,457. The district is predominantly rural in disposition. The census does not classify any area in the district is urban settlement.
Land use Statistics.
Geographical area = 129035 Hectares
Cultivated area = 77700 Hectares
Cropped area = 70000 Hectares
Irrigated area = 17000 Hectares
Culturable waste land = 12000 Hectares
Area under forest. = 25000Hectares
Name of post with BPS
District Agriculture Officer (BS-18)
Agriculture Officer (BS-17)
Agriculture Inspector (BS-11)
Field Assistant (BS-9)
Existing facilities of Agriculture Extension District Bajaur.
Name of facility
Agri. Agency Officer office
Agriculture Officer offices
1- Agri. Officer Khar
2- Agri. Officer Barang
3-Agri. Officer Salarzai
4- Agri. Officer Mamund
5- Agri. Officer Nawagai
Farm Services Center
1- InayatKilli, Tehsil Khar,
2- Raghagan, Tehsil Khar
3- Barang, Tehsil Barang
4- Pashad, Tehsil Salarzai
5- Loi Sum, Tehsil Khar
Fruit Nursery Farms
1- Sikandaro(Utman Khel)
2- Pashad (Salarzai)
3- InayatKilli (Khar)
Area under Crops:
Command area (Hectare)
Area under Crop (Hectare)
Culturable waste (Hectare)
Farm Services Centers (Detailed information)
Year of Establ-ishment
Farmers Enrollment (Nos.)
Initial Revolving fund provided (M)
Present status of Revolving Fund (M)
Projects & Achievements 2018-19.
Name of Project
170019-Promotion of olive cultivation / grafting for oil production in Bajaur Agency ADSC 18-10-2017
Grafting of Wild Olive (No.)
Olive orchards (Acre)
Grafting Tools (No.)
170020-Reclamation of culturable waste land in command area Bajaur Agency FDWP 20-09-2017
Land Reclamation (acre)
Wheat seed (acre)
Maize seed (acre)
Tomato Net Plots (acre)
Fruit Orchards (acre)
Imp:Olive Orchard (acre)
Spray Pums (No.)
New Schemes 2018-19
180210-Sustainable Dev. Initiative through Agri. Interventions in District Bajaur
Wheat seed Production (Ac)
Scheme approved with total cost 13.080.
Hybrid Maize Demo: Plots (Ac)
Rehabilitation of existing FNFs (No.)
Tool Kit Provision (No.)
180211-Promotion of Horticulture activities in District Bajaur
Not yet approved
L/Out of Fruit Orchards (Ac)
PC-1 submitted to competent forum for approval.
Improved Olive Orchards (Ac)
High Value Vegetable Demo: (Ac)
Tomato Net/Vertical Demo: Plots (Jirab)
Straw Berry cultivation (Ac)
Training / Exposure Visit (No.)
1. There are five No. sanction posts of Agriculture officers in the District Bajaurfor smoothly execution of Agriculture activities
Four posts are vacant that ultimately impact Agriculture services position will be filled through KPPSC.
2. Huge acreage of culturable wasteland (29640 acres) in the district and need to be developed in order to make it cultivable.
In order to convert culturable wasteland into cultivable land heavy machinery (Excavator, Bull Dozers) provision is needed to develop barren land and conserve land, also huge budget will be required for this purpose.
3. A huge potential in vegetable production and need to be value added through processing.
A sufficient amount of vegetable produced in the district and need to be processed for that purpose processing units establishment and Agro-investment must be uncovered.
4. Lack of Mobility
Agricultural activities and services are mainly field based and vehicle provision is indispensable tosolve the execution problem of field activities.
5. Agriculture (Extension) Bajaur is having 05 no. Farm Services Centers and 03 Nos Fruit Nursery Farms been considered main resources of the department for the provision of Agricultural services to the farmers on their door steps.
These infrastructures mainly aimed for the provision of Agriculture services to the farmers and are in worst condition and needs rehabilitation and re-construction of existing facilities.
6. District Bajaur has a fertile land and all kind of crops like cereals, (Wheat, Maize, Rice, Barley etc), Vegetables (Tomato, Cucumber, Turnip, peas, Radish, Cauliflower, Cabbage cucurbit etc) and Fruit orchards, (Plum, peach, persimmon, Walnut, Olive, Apricot etc) could be grown if irrigation water is made available.
Out of Total cultivated area i.e. 77000 hectors only 12000 hectors area is irrigated through different sources. Therefore, establishment of water availability sources are cry of the day to the growing population diet requirement.
7. Fruit orchards development.
Bajaur district climate and soil fertility level favours all kind of fruit plants and much capacity exists for peach, persimmon.Walnut,olive,plum and apricot orchard establishment in special.
For that purpose more budget may be required for the establishment of new fruit orchards as well as for the development of existing fruit nursery farms in Bajaur.