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.
Senior officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan held a send-off reception today at the National University of Sciences and Technology for approximately two dozen students and faculty who are departing for a semester abroad at Arizona State University.
The United States Agency for International Development is distributing 23,800 computer tablets through its Pakistan Reading Project to public school teachers of grades 1 and 2 to support teacher training and improved reading instruction in classrooms across Pakistan.
USAID is committed to saving the lives of women and children, strengthening families and communities, and helping develop a healthy workforce. USAID's focus includes improving the quality of services, developing leaders, expanding community-based outreach and prevention, and applying evidence-based interventions to reduce maternal mortality and end preventable deaths of newborns and children. These approaches align with President Obama's Global Health Initiative, the Government of Pakistan's Vision 2025, and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
The United States Government through USAID is helping Pakistanis secure a more prosperous future by increasing household incomes and employment, nurturing competitive small and medium enterprises, expanding trade and investment, creating more rewarding business opportunities, building on-farm irrigation infrastructure, and promoting a vibrant agricultural sector.
Last updated: November 17, 2016