The USAID Pakistan launched a four-year project to introduce advanced technologies to Pakistani farmers and help boost their productivity and incomes and reduce postharvest losses. It would help to increase small farmers’ access to markets and their overall development. It will train dealers and other demand side partners through technical assistance to improve their marketing and management practices.
The technologies the program will introduce to the horticulture industry include integrated pest management, controlled production, improved genetics and post-harvest handling and packaging. The livestock and daily sectors will benefits from nutrition and breed improvement, including artificial insemination and embryo transplants that will offer rapid improvement in livestock genetics.