Government and UN work together in strengthening agriculture, livestock and fisheries in Balochistan:

Quetta, Balochistan 13 July 2023: To mobilize policy support for driving a sectoral development and fostering climate-smart practices in agriculture and fisheries, the Government of Balochistan (GoB) joins hands with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through a Unilateral Trust Fund (UTF) agreement signed at the FAO Office in Quetta. The collaboration will be implemented through Gwadar – Lasbela Livelihood Support Project (GLLSP-II), a project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Florence Rolle, FAO Representative in Pakistan, and RehmatDashti, Project Director, GLLSP-II signed the agreement. Jointly implemented by GOB the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), FAO, and the World Food Programme (WFP), the six-year project aims to promote climate-resilient agriculture and livestock farming systems, empower smallholder with knowledge and skills and enable them to build better resilience. Through this collaboration, the project aims to obtain technical assistance for various aspects such as Training of Trainers (ToT), curricula development, and training for small-holder farmers to enhance their capacities on climate resilience Through interactive sessions and hands-on experiences, participants will gain invaluable insights, enabling them to adopt modern techniques and improve their farming practices,” said RehmatDashti. Florence Rolle, FAO Representative in Pakistan, emphasized FAO`s commitment to promoting sustainable agricultural practices and improving the resilience of vulnerable rural households. Through its programs across Pakistan, FAO has successfully promoted sustainable farming practices, resilient agricultural systems, and the adoption of climate-smart technologies.

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