Fact Sheets

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Support Program is helping Pakistani society recover from humanitarian and economic crises by strengthening the country's university system. The program is not only providing budgetary support to universities in conflict­affected areas but is also making available state­of­the­art laboratory equipment to improve the quality of research and instruction in areas critical to Pakistan's economic and social development.

The Dairy Project seeks to boost the incomes of small dairy in Punjab by offering training in best practices in dairy farming. Trainees are introduced to techniques and
resources that help improve milk yields and livestock management and also receive basic equipment . The project promotes linkages between small dairy farmers and
suppliers, service providers (including financial service providers), and higher­end markets.

The Pakistan­U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program is increasing cooperation in science, technology, engineering, and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes in both the countries. This program is co­sponsored by USAID and the Department of State and is implemented by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. The

The project seeks to improve Pakistan's international and regional trade environment by supporting the development of more trade­friendly regulations, policies, and systems. The project encourages improvements in customs and trade facilitation and works to eliminate anti­export bias in trade policy. To support bilateral and regional trade with Pakistan's neighbors, the project facilitates trade and transit agreements and improvements of border structures.

The project is helping to increase the profitability and incomes of small and medium­sized enterprises throughout Pakistan. Focusing on key sectors, such as mangoes, peaches, potatoes, dates, fruits and vegetable pulping, agriculture implements, fisheries, garments, marble, tourism and weaving, the project helps 3,749 small and medium­sized enterprises improve their access to technology, domestic and export markets, and finance. To promote the development of a business ­enabling environment, the project assists the Government of Pakistan to improve planning and budgeting processes, reform p

The project works to expand market opportunities for micro­ entrepreneurs, especially those who are women. Working through local private sector entities, government agencies, and non­governmental organizations, the project offers training that helps beneficiaries develop better products and learn new skills. The project is also linking an estimated 75,000 micro­entrepreneurs working with embellished fabric, dairy products, honey, and medicinal and aromatic plants to profitable markets nationwide. In­kind grant assistance is provided to micro­entrepreneurs affected by conflict and natural di

The project helps communities and individual farmers to increase the production, sales, and revenues for crops and livestock. Activities include introduction of new technologies and practices, improved management approaches, new varieties of crops and livestock, as well as better water management techniques. To introduce these new approaches, the project helps set up and train community organizations, mutual marketing organizations, and farmers marketing collectives. To help communities increase the value of their products, the project trains farmers how to grade, package, pack, and market 

The Agribusiness Project is improving the performance of agribusiness firms by increasing their access and use of new technologies and improving workers' skills. The project works in 8 value chains: grapes; high value off­season vegetables (HV/OS) such as tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.; apricots; seed potatoes; citrus; bananas; chilies; and meat, specifically butchered beef cuts. The Project is working in 36 districts throughout Pakistan, including the provinces of Gilgit­Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, as well as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Along with the di


Last updated: March 31, 2015

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