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.
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 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).
The project seeks to provide flood control and round the year supply of irrigation water in the Tank and Dera Ismail Khan (D.I.Khan) districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Through this project, USAID funds construction of an irrigation and drainage system downstream from the Gomal Zam Dam situated in South Waziristan.
The Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) provides full-tuition scholarships and stipends to talented yet economically disadvantaged Pakistani youth to earn a bachelor's or master's degree at 31 partner universities.
This project, Via Dinarica: A Platform for Sustainable Tourism Development and Local Economic Growth, is a follow-up to our Via Dinarica pilot project, “Walking the Via Dinarica,” that was also co-led by USAID and UNDP, in 2013-2014. As a result of last year’s project, the Via Dinarica was awarded “Best New Trail” in 2014 by Outside Magazine. This activity will further develop the Via Dinarica into a regional tourism destination, which will increase BiH competitiveness in nature-based tourism and promote rural economic development. The activity will establish the Via Dinarica corridor in BiH as a community-owned and -operated tourism product that provides sustainable livelihoods for a range of local businesses along the trail.
Global economies are faced with the worsening impacts of climate change. Countries all over the world, including developing ones like the Philippines, are searching for a balanced solution that sustains robust economic growth while maintaining resource efficiency and economic resilience.
March 11, 2015
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- WHO reports 132 new confirmed cases of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending on March 1.
- No new EVD cases confirmed in Liberia in nearly two weeks.
- Response actors remain concerned regarding ongoing EVD transmission chains in Guinea’s Forécariah Prefecture, where 23 EVD cases since February 28—more than 70 percent of the 32 confirmed cases in the same time period countrywide—have occurred.
At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way.
In 2015, Afghanistan will conduct its first Demographic and Health Survey (ADHS), the “gold standard” in survey research. The ADHS results will provide rigorous data on a range of topics: fertility levels, marriage rate, fertility preferences, awareness and use of family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutritional status of mothers and young children, childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, and social indicators such as domestic violence.
Last updated: March 12, 2015