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 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 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 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.
Last updated: August 31, 2015