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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

USAID today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Barani Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) to establish an Olive Research Center (ORC) and a grant agreement with the Olive Foundation to conduct research to facilitate private sector investment.  The signing took place at a meeting with the Olive Development Group and was held at BARI in Chakwal.  Agriculture Department Secretary Capt. (Retired) Muhammad Mahmood, Provincial Director for USAID/Lahore Alyson McFarland, and sector stakeholders witnessed the signing.

“The Olive Development Group serves as a platform for the emerging olive sector in Punjab and represents an integrated approach to sector development based on quick decision-making, rapid advocacy for policy reforms, and investment mobilization and job creation avenues,” said Ms. Alyson McFarland. “USAID is pleased to support the development of the Potohar region as an olive valley.”

USAID Pakistan
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00am

USAID partnered with the International Food Policy Research Institute from July 2011 to July 2016 on the Pakistan Strategy Support Program.  Working with the Ministry of Planning, Reforms and Development they shaped a policy research agenda for Pakistan to achieve economic growth and reduce poverty.

Mango Farmers
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 1:30am

U.S. Consul General Brian Heath visited a mango farm in Tando Hafiz Shah to inspect automated mango graders and processors provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol and Deputy Provincial Director Patrick Brady were also present.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:30am

American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale opened the screening event to showcase three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts today. Through the support of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund grant program, Walkabout Films created films that feature three UNESCO world heritage sites: Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort/Shalimar Gardens, and Rohtas Fort Jhelum in Punjab province.

USAID Pakistan
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 4:00am

U.S. and Pakistani officials gathered today to recognize 33 Pakistani graduate students and two faculty members who will soon travel to the United States to spend a semester at Arizona State University and Oregon State University. During their exchange program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these individuals will conduct research relating to Pakistan’s most pressing energy challenges.

U.S. Consul General Welcomes Home Pakistani Students from Semester in America
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00am

U.S. Consul General William Martin welcomed home 11 students and faculty members from the University of Engineering & Technology in Peshawar who recently completed a semester abroad at Arizona State University. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the exchange program, which offered participants an opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research relating to Pakistan’s energy challenges.  

 USAID Helping Pakistan Solve Water Issues
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:00am

U.S. Consul General Brian Heath congratulated 20 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) students and faculty who are part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded U.S. Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W).

United Nations World Food Programme
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:15am

U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director John Groarke announced today a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance to feed malnourished individuals in Pakistan.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:45am

American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated a new PKR 628 million maternity ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre that was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID Pakistan
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:45am

American Ambassador David Hale announced today that the U.S. government, in partnership with the Abraaj Group, Indus Basin Holding, and JS Private Equity Management, has made available over $100 million to invest in Pakistan’s private sector, through the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative

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Last updated: February 13, 2017

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