US to strengthening Pakistan dairy economy
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Lahore—Acting U.S. Consul Jeffrey N. Bakken reiterated the U.S. Government’s continued support for Pakistan’s rural and dairy economy while speaking at the International Conference on Institutions, Growth and Development in Lahore today. The conference is collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Dairy project and the Government College University (GCU).
“The conference demonstrates the significant role the U.S. Government is playing in boosting Pakistan’s economy through our support for dairy, livestock and agriculture sectors,” stated Acting Consul General Jeffrey Bakken while addressing conference participants.
Through economic growth programs, including the Dairy Project, USAID will increase employment and incomes for 250,000 farm households and over two million people by 2015. This three-year, $14 million project, will impact the lives of 9,000 small dairy farmers by enhancing their productivity and resulting in at least 10 percent increase in their incomes. The results will be improved milk productivity and increased incomes for rural dairy farming communities. Source Daily Pakistan Observer
Published: Zarai Media Team