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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00am
In an effort to combat malnutrition, the United States contributed an additional $34 million to the World Food Program (WFP), which will provide food rations for the next four months to 3.2 million Pakistanis, including 1.63 million Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).  This new commitment by the United States will enable the WFP to transform approximately 71,000 metric tons of wheat, donated by the Government of Pakistan, into fortified flour.  The funding will also be used to locally and regionally purchase more than 29,000 tons of food commodities to be distributed in Pakistan.
 
Gregory Gottlieb, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director, said, "The U.S. Government through USAID is helping Pakistan to improve food and nutrition conditions for more than 50 percent of the population, which are most vulnerable to malnutrition in Pakistan.  The United States has a long-standing history and commitment to working together with Pakistan to provide humanitarian assistance and support human and social development."
 
U.S. launches ‘Agricultural Innovation Program’
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) have launched the Agricultural Innovation Program to expand the use of modern technologies in Pakistan’s agriculture sector. 

Dairy sector
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:45am

The USAID Dairy Project has spurred growth in Pakistan's rural economy by helping women farmers increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods. Realizing the pivotal role rural women play in Pakistan's livestock sector, USAID is creating a pool of up to 5,000 locally-trained and readily-available female livestock extension workers to provide veterinary services and advice on the care and feeding of cattle to rural dairy farmers. The project also meets farmers' basic needs by providing them with quality supplies for their animals, such as feed, vitamins, and medication.

Pakistan- Education- Scholarships
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:30am

The United States celebrated the continued success of programs to educate the teachers of Pakistan today in a ceremony in Gilgit.  The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded 115 scholarships for future educators who will study in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, including at Karakoram International University, the College of Education, and the Elementary College of Education (Women).

Pilot for Information and Financial Mobile Solutions - MoU Signing
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:30am

Islamabad, April 19, 2013– Peach and potato farmers in Swat will be able to increase their incomes, improve their access to markets, and fight crop diseases more effectively thanks to a new USAID-funded program conducted in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunhwa (KP) government and Telenor Pakistan.  The program will use Telenor’s mobile network to send farmers SMS messages and interactive voice recordings that provide customized information on crop prices, market access, and disease prevention.

Visitors taking intrest in the USAID projects at the Agriculture Expo
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:30am

At the 2nd annual Dawn Agriculture Expo, U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson emphasized the private sector's crucial role in expanding Pakistan's agricultural markets. He also celebrated more than 50 years of U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the agriculture sector - a partnership that contributed to the Green Revolution of the 1950s and more recently has increased incomes for 800,000 families over the last three years.

Jamila discussing a embroidery design with her fellow embellishers
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:15am

USAID training helps women embellishers lower their costs and significantly increase their sales.

A student beneficiary while receiving her scholarship
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:15am

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:45am

The United States and Sindh governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to build a new hospital in Jacobabad which will provide high quality healthcare to the residents of Northern Sindh and Balochistan. The MOU was signed by USAID Deputy Mission Director Mr. Leon Waskin, and Secretary of Health Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khatri.

The ADE program is one of the two teacher education programs in Pakistan that have been developed by USAID and getting support f
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:45am

Peshawar: Thirty-two students from the Peshawar Regional Institute for Teacher Education (RITE Male) received Associate's Degrees in Education (ADE), a modern teacher education program developed with U.S. support. At the same time, 252 talented students enrolled in the ADE and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA received U.S.-funded merit-based scholarships worth 5.14 million rupees. The ceremony took place today at the University of Peshawar.

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