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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
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 1:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a dinner in Islamabad this evening to showcase Pakistan as a regional and global hub for quality halal meat and vegetables.

USAID Pakistan
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 1:30am

The U.S. Embassy Islamabad celebrates this year’s World Water Day, March 22, as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)Gomal Zam Irrigation Project comes to a close. 

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30am

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke gave new varieties of maize seed to Pakistani research organizations and private-sector seed companies today at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad.  The new varieties of maize were identified and provided by USAID’s Agriculture Innovation Program, in coordination with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, in an effort to jumpstart the production of quality hybrid maize seed in Pakistan.

USAID Pakistan
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30am

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke congratulated 185 women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas who successfully completed an 18-month midwife training program sponsored by the U.S. government.

Women's Day
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00am

American Ambassador David Hale praised the bravery and determination of Pakistani women at an event in Islamabad sponsored by the United States Agency for Development (USAID) to commemorate Pakistan’s National Women’s Day.

Citizens’ Voice Project Strengthens Civic Engagement
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:15pm

CEO of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability Shahid Fiaz and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke joined civil society representatives in recognizing the achievements of the Citizens’ Voice Project. This five-year, $45 million project is funded by the United States government and has been working since 2011 to bridge the gap between the citizens and government of Pakistan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:15am

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, recently contributed $20 million to support the provision of food to approximately 1.2 million temporary displaced persons of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 75,000 earthquake-affected individuals, and 153,500 malnourished women and children in Pakistan.

USAID Energy Internship program
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a ceremony today marking the successful completion of a six-month Energy Sector Internship Program that provided recent energy-degree graduates with on-the-job experience and skills training.

More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultur
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:15am

Islamabad, January 5, 2016 - More than 18,000 temporarily displaced farmers returning to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas recently received agricultural support from the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The supplies will help the farmers during the rabi sowing season, allowing them to grow crops and earn an income as well as to feed their own families.

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Last updated: February 13, 2017

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