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UNIDO conducts high-level exposure visit to Lahore to promote knowledge sharing and public-private partnership across the meat value chain in Pakistan

Lahore, 15-16 December 2021 – A high level delegation of government officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) was invited on an Exposure Visit to Lahore under UNIDO’s Project for Agri-Food and Agro-industry Development Assistance in Pakistan. Hosted by the University Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), the delegation comprised representatives from the KP Food Safety & Halal Food …

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Training of Trainers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Balochistan

The month-long training for trainers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to improve Apple production, was organized by UNIDO under PAFAID funded by JICA, has concluded on 10 December 2021. A follow up 5-day in person session of ToT on GAP which was led by international Expert Ms. Jenna Wijngaarde was held in Quetta, Balochistan province, …

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UNIDO under PAFAID is enhancing the agriculture production in Balochistan through training on Good Agriculture practices

8 – 12 November 2021: Training of Trainers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to improve apple production in Balochistan province was organized by UNIDO under PAFAID. An international expert Ms. Jenna Wijngaarde delivered the technical session remotely via zoom while the training was held in person at National Institute of Management Quetta in Balochistan province. It was attended by a group of Master …

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Second Project Steering Committee validates PAFAID progress and future activities

12 January, 2021:  “The Project for Agri-Food and Agro-Industry Development Assistance (PAFAID) conducts the second Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting comprising of key national and provincial stakeholders to provide overall guidance and monitor the implementation of the programme. With the participation of federal and provincial counterparts, the PSC has successfully validated the project progress report and …

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PAFAID successfully concludes provincial validation workshops

July 8-9, 2020: Despite COVID-19 challenges PAFAID has successfully concluded two provincial validation workshops for cattle meat value chain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and apple value chain in Baluchistan. Value chain roadmaps, technical assessments, feasibility and gender studies developed by UNIDO experts in consultation with relevant stakeholders. These were shared and presented to stakeholders from …

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1st Project Steering Committee of the PAFAID Initiative: Value chain support through data approach

30 June, 2020:  Given the limitation of current COVID-19 pandemic, the Project for Agri-food and Agro-Industry Development Assistance (PAFAID) in Pakistan: Initiative for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan holds its 1st Project Steering Committee (PSC). As part of the inception phase, a new data- and evidence-based approach was piloted for this value chain performance project. A …

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Japan and UNIDO to support Agro-Industry Development in Pakistan

Islamabad, 5 August 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) received a US$5,2 million grant from the Government of Japan to support agri-food and agro-industry development in the Pakistani provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. “Agriculture ensures food security and a growing agricultural sector boosts the national economy, reduces poverty and improves access to …

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