LARKANA - Small growers of various flood-ravaged parts of Sindh including Larkana, Mehar, Kambar-Shahdad Kot, Johi, KN Shah, Warah, Jaccobabad, Kashmore-KandhKot, Sukkur, Shikarpur and Thatta have successfully cultivated Sunflower crop on 1,07,500 acres land and changed the pattern of crop first time. Cultivation of Sunflower crop was started under Sindh Agriculture Recovery Project of USAID and it was implemented by Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) in seven flood-affected districts of Sindh to provide early relief to growers. Talking to this scribe, SRSO CEO, Dr Sono Khangharani said that growers of flood-damaged parts successfully cultivated wheat on 30 thousand acres and Sunflower crop on 7,500 acres in Larkana, Dadu and Sukkur districts under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project. He said that the cultivation was monitored through third party. He said due to change in pattern of sunflower crop; it will meet the target of edible oils in Pakistan. He said that SRSO will purchase the all production of Sunflower from the growers and contact the industrialists and traders for selling this commodity in market. Khangharani advised the growers to cultivate the sunflower crop and vegetables for early recovery of their flood damages. USAID deputy Chief, Nissar Ahmed Pathan has said that recent rains in Sindh to have positive impact on the sunflower crop. Sunflower was cultivated on total 1,30,000 acres, he added. Growers of Larkana said that this was first time that they provided sunflower seed and fertilizer and expenditures to cultivate the crop. They hoped that USAID would continue this help in future for small growers of the Sindh.