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USAID Pakistan
November 9, 2015

Islamabad - October 1, 2015 - Seventy six students from FATA received their Higher Secondary School Certificate today during a ceremony held in Islamabad.  Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Muhammad Sethi and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke distributed certificates to the studentswho completed their studies through the USAID FATA Scholarship Program.  The special ceremony was held October 1, 2015 at the Serena Hotel, where several studentsshared highlights of their life-changing experience and their aspirations for further studies.

The USAID FATA Scholarship Program, started in 2008, provided scholarships to students exhibiting academic aptitude, a desire to learn in the English medium, interest in a rigorous study program, and were able to attend boarding schools located outside their immediate area.

"I can think of no better example of the United States' long-term commitment to this amazing country, and its shared vision of a secure, vibrant, and prosperous Pakistan.  These scholars show what is possible when our two countries work together," Mission Director Groarke said at the ceremony.

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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.

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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.

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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). 

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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, 

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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. 


Last updated: November 09, 2015

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