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 project constructs onfarm irrigation system on 15,500 acres of land downstream from the Satpara Dam in Gilgit Baltistan to provide better supply of irrigation water and therefore increase the availability of fodder and productivity of the region's highvalue fruit and vegetable crops.
The Pakistan-U.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.
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 higher end markets.
The program promotes evidencebased discussions and decision making related to economic policies. To increase the availability of scientific evidence for policy decisions, the program sponsors research studies in four key areas: agricultural production; water management and irrigation; macroeconomics, markets, and trade; and poverty dynamics and social safety nets.
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.
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 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.
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).
Last updated: October 08, 2015