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Overwhelming majority of rural population in Pakistan comprises small farmers, landless tenants or farm labourers living in abject  poverty. They are poor, illiterate and disorganized and are therefore deprived of their due share in the national prosperity.
on the other hand, they are subjected to high-handedness of the God-forsaken landlords, who usurp their legitimate rights.

Besides, they also suffer at the hands of government officials who extract illegal gratification even for delivering their lawful rights. On the top of it, they are frequently involved in false cases, maligned and manhandled by the police. Being disorganized, they cannot raise their voice effectively. Consequently, they have practically no share in power structure. They lack financial resources to adopt high cost modem
agricultural technology with the result that their crop yields are very low.

The challenge, of alleviating the poverty of this poorest of the poor class in particular and ameliorating the agriculture community in general, has been accepted by the Kisan Board Pakistan.

The methodology is to organise the 75% of the population depending purely on agriculture into a pressure group, capable of launching movement to uphold the national interest i.e a prosperous Pakistan. Kisan Board looks after the
welfare of the Industrial sector and expects to play a positive role in the progress of agriculture.


Kisan Board Pakistan was founded as a corporate body in early sixties and was registered in February 1986 under the Societies Registration (Act xxi 1860). It is a non-government, non-political and non profit-making welfare organization.


Kisan Board is dedicated to serve the interest of forming community and its objectives are as under:-

1 To promote the interests of the farmers by organizing their associations in the villages and federate them at the Tehsil, District, Divisional, Provincial and Federal

2- To participate actively in R&D programmes in rural areas sponsored by Government and other national and international agencies.

3 To make organized efforts to help, promote moral, social and other higher values in the rural society and eradicate social evils, immoral habits and customs from the rural society so that the people can live in harmony with mutual trust, goodwill, cooperation and social justice.

4 To influence government policies for the alotment of stateland to the small farmers with land holding below subsistance level and landless share cropers in the village.

5- To arrange interest-free production loans fbr the formers and to help in the remission of interest on the outstanding credits as envisaged by religion.

6- To strive for the improvment of marketing system presently based on expJoitation of formers by the middlemen.

7- To ensure involvement of farmers in the agricultural policy-making process and secure their representation on various committees constituted by the government.

8- To help to solve problems concerning WAPDA. Revenue & Irrigation departments & other agencies concerned with the supply of inputs including seeds,
fertilizer and pesticides.

9- To publish useful literature for providing latest technical information on various aspects of farming.


Any person who depends on agriculture for his livelihood. regardless of the size of holding, can become a member of Kisan Board, Landless tenants, share-croppers and artisans in a village can also acquire the membeship of Kisan Board regardless of any caste, creed, religion or political affiliation.

There is a nominal membership fee. but the applications for membership are approved by the local representatives.


The Kisan Board Pakistan is organized on "bottom-to-top" principle starting at the grass roots. Its organizational structure is briefly described under:

Village Level Organization (V.L.O)

The basic unit of Kisan Board is the village organisation (V.L-0). Where at least five farmers agree with the objectives of the Board. They organize to form a local unit which is called the Village Level Organization of the Board. They elect a President
and a Secretary, who are inducted into office for a period of one year with the approval of the District President of the Kisan Board.

Where the membership of the V.L.O. exceeds twenty members the organization is encouraged to constitute a village 'Panchayat" for setting the local disputes through conciliation and arbitration.

The V.L.O formulates and implements community development programmes like improvement of sewerage system, provision of electricity, establishment of schools for boys and girls, opening of village shops of inputs like seed, fertilizer and pesticides
known as "Falahi Markaz of the Board", arranging interest free loans, soil testing facilities & information on new farm technology etc. The V.L.O also arranges meeting lecture, cassetts and video

narrow eastings for promotion understanding of ethics and present day socio-economic realities, creates good will among various sects and tribes of the village population, stresses on eliminating of the factional feuds. Through persuasion, public
pressure and personal influence it succeeds in getting most of the problems solved locally without greasing the palms of corrupt government officials of irrigation, revenue and police department

Union Council Organizaiton. (U.C.LO).

The President and Secretaries of the V-L.O's, with the approval of the District President and by general consensus elect a Chairman and a Secretary at the union council level to constitute Union Council Level Organisation (U.C.L.O). which looks after the problems requiring expenditious solution at that level.

Tnana Level Organizaiton. (T.L.O).

The Presidents and secreteries constituted by the presidents of Union counsil level elect a president and secretary for a thana level organization.Tehsil and District level organisations are the lower level and secreteries of lower level organisations in each administrative unit. These organisations elect their own Presidents and

Provincial Level Organisation (P.L.O).

The provincial level organisation is called the Provicia! Kisan Board. It has a General Council and an Executive committee. The powers of appointment or removal of the provincial President are vested in the President of Kisan Board who exercises these powers giving due consideration to the opinion  of the Provincial General Council. The tenure of the President of Provincial Kisan Board is for a period of three years.

The President of PLO may appoint one or more than one Vice President, one General Secretary. He can also appoint Assistant Secretary and other office bearers with the consent of the General Council of the PLO that is constituted of the presidents and secretaries of all the DLO's in the province. The executive committee of the provincial Kisan Board comprises of the President, Vice president Secretary of the provincial Kisan Board and one member of each division nominated by the District

Central Level Organisation (C.L.O).

The C.L.O of the Pakistan Kisan Board is the apex body having a Central General Council and a Central Executive Committee- The Executive Committee comprises the President, Secretary General. Vice Presidents. Provicial Presidents and Secretaries
and one member from each province nominated by the President. The General Council comprises the President K.B.P Secretary General K.B.P. Vice President of K.B.P Provincial  President, Provincial Secretaries- The divisional representative also enjoys the status of Divisional President. The General Council meets at least once a year whereaffthe Executive Committee meets at least twice a year.


Kisan Board Pakistan uses national press and its own monthly magazine "The Nida-i-Kisan" (The Voice of Peasants) to disseminate its views, highlight its demands, project problems of the farmers and to approach heads of different departments
concerned to solve their problems. The Kisan Board also presents the demands and problems of farmers by tabling questions and resolutions in the Provincial and National
Assemblies and if necessary lodge law suits in civil courts to rectify the in)ustices done to the small farmers who do not have the means to raise their voice at proper forum.

Kisan Board Pakistan gets public support through personal contacts, by holding public meetings and by peaceful demonstrations.


1 Kisan Board has succeeded in organizing small-farmers at the grass-root level in the villages.

2. In view of its operational net-work down to the village level and the services rendered to the farming community, the Kisan Board has been given representation in the following bodies concerning farmers affairs set-up at different levels by the Government.

i. Agricultural Prices Commission of Pakistan.
ii. Agri-Business Relations Committee of Pakistan.
iii. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Islamabad.
lv. Divisional and District Agricultural Consultative Committees throughout Pakistan.

Kisan Board is regularly consulted in the formation of agricultural policies by the Provincial and Federal Governments

3. Kisan Board succeeded in dissolving the monopoly in exporting of rice and cotton by the government. Private Sector has now been allowed to puchase rice and
cotton directly from the farmers for export which has facilitated marketing of these two important cash commodities at competitive rates.

4. Kisan Board once succeeded in obtaining government acceptance of long standing farmers demand for the option of flat or meter rate of electricity charges for the
tube-wells. It has now again been upset by a new order in favour of meter rate charging throughout the country.In the follow up struggle in Blochistan once again got
the orders reverted for the said province Meanwhile for the other provinces consistent efforts culminating into a movement are being made.

5. Kisan Board arranged all Pakistan Kisan Rallies in 1986. 1990 and a National Kisan Conference in 1997 that provided an effective forum to the farmers to press
their genuine demands.

6. Kisan Board arranged farmers' training-programes with  Mobile Farm Extension Service-a joint venture of Italian Government and Fauji Fertilizer company (FFC) of
Pakistan to acquaint the farmers with modern agricultural technology in districts of Gujranwala & Jehlum

7. Group training of farmers was organized at the Ayub Agricultural Research Institute and Nuclear Institute of Agriculture and Biology at Faisalabad,

8. Kisan Board successfully conducted campaign against the allotment of state lands for dairy development In big lots that could deprive large number of landless peasants of their legitimate rights The government has finally conceded to the demnd of Kisan Board

9. Kisan Board achieved astounding success in rehabilitating flood-afflicted small farmers of Punjab in 1992 It enabled them to grow bumper crop over an
area of ten thousand acres during Rabi 1992-93 by providing the destitute farmers tractor-tillage services. certified seed of improved varieties and requisite
quantities of fertilizer at the farm gate. Moreover Board offered Interest free loans to small farmers for wheat crop in 1993-94 & for cotton crop in 1994-95 & 1995-96,
just reducing the cost & increasing the yield of the produce Unprecedented feature of the Programme was the hundred percent recovery of the loan & very very
co-operative & responsible conduct of the farmers.

10. KBP took a serious notice of the non-payments of the farmers money to the tune of 27 billion rupees by the sugar mills in Punjab On 10th of Feburary 1999 a
massive sit-in around the sugar mills in Punjab was organized. It was a great success in objectives. This was a great mass movement by the millions of farmers
which gave not only a confidence to them but also enhanced the status of KBP,

11. On 24th of June 1999 a flooding "Kisan March" was organised in Punjab, NWFP and Blochistan to uphold the twenty two point agenda of the charter of Demand;
which was intact an agriculture policy formulated by the farmers- Farmers gathered in large numbers at Tehsil Headquarters through out the three provinces. Later on
they marched on the main roads, G.T road was the flash point of the movement. This movement had a great realisational effect, that is. to solve their problems, the farmers had to depend on their collective efforts only.



A system has been devised to ensure timely services and supplies e.g., tractor-tillage, seed, fertilizer and pesticides to the small farmers at their farm gate The system wilt operate through the Mobile Field Officer of the K.B.P. positioned at Union Council level, in this connection collaboration wilh Fertilizer Import Department Govt of Pakistan & Punjab Seed Corporation has been agreed upon & operational mechanism is finalised,


Kisan Board Pakistan has prepared a comprehensive scheme for organising the farmers to grow sugarcane under a planned scheme and supply their cane to the mills under a planned programme. For this purpose K.B.P is planning to take over sugar factories on lease and is negotiating with some financers to enter into Musharka with K.B-P.


There are nearly two million landless cattle owners who entriely depend on the animals for their livelihood K.B.P had drawn up a plan to provide balanced feed concentrates and necessary veterinary cover on interest-free loans recoverable from the sale proceeds of milk and animals. This arrangement will raise their income considerably.


Under this programme a system, rural poultry is being organised  by providing poultry birds of good breeds, poultry feed, vaccination cover against diseases and arranging marketing of poultry products-


There are 500 thousand families living in rural areas who neither own a piece of land nor cattle or small ruminants They eke out a meager living from casual labour mainly by transplanting rice nursery saplings or by harvesting various crops- To supplement
their income KB P is preparing viable schemes of cottage industries like Sericulture,
K.B.P is establishing mulbery plantation from where the landless poor will obtain mulbery leaves for rearing silk worms. They will be supplied silk worm seed and their silk produce will be marketed,


K.B.P is also developing a programme for organising a Sewing and Knitting System for rural women by providing them machines on interest-free loans recoverable from their income in easy instalments and assist them in marketing their products.


1.sadiq khan khakwani
president K.B.P
2.Syed Ali mir shah.
senior vice president, K.B.P
3.Ch. zaheer.ud.din chatha
vice president K.B.P
4.MIAN Muhammd llyas
secretary General, K.B.P
5.muhammad yaqub saifi depty.
sec. gane ree pakistan
president, K.B.P(punjab)
7.malik m. ramzan
rohani gernal sectory kissan board
President Abadgur Board sindh
Senior Voice President Abadgur Board (Sindh)
10. Retd. major umer farooq
General Secretary K.B. (Sind)
11. Eng. Jahangir Khan
President K.B (NWFP)
President K.B. (Blochistan)
13. Gulam Rasool Muhammand Shahi,
General Secretary k.b. (Blochistan)

 As a farmer I believe that:
 1. By earning livelihood I do not indulge in a secular activity. It is rather my spiritual activity because through  it I seek the bounty of God and make responsible use of  my physical and mental capacities for which I am  answerable to God.
 2. By farming I become an active participant in God's  creative activity and a co-creator with Him in the  biological realm for providing food to his creation.
 3. By learning the science and art of agriculture I qualify  myself as an apprentice to God and make myself fit to  co-operate with Him in the field of food production.
 4. By taking proper care of land which belongs to God and  not to man. I protect a trust of God and pass it on safely  to posterity as their source of food and nourishment and  thus do my duty to God and His creation.
 5. By making insightfull use of the physical resources and  the force of nature like water, sunshine, air and rain that  God has subjugated to me and harenessed into my
 service, I realize and justify my responsibility towards  God as their Master.
 (Agricultural Extension in Islamic Cultural Milieu)

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