UN to Give Technical Facilities to Pakistan's Agriculture, FAO RepFebruary 5, 2014
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative, Mr. Patrick T. Evans, during his visit to Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor for National Security and Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, said that they will provide Pakistan with technical support to enhance agricultural productivity and food security. While discussing the urgent needs of the agriculture sector in Pakistan, they agreed that there is a need to improve collaboration to enable local farmers to learn better agriculture techniques and improve their living standards. The need to increase the contribution of the Pakistani agriculture sector to GDP with value addition and expansion of exports was also discussed.
In recent decades, FAO has trained thousands of farmers to increase farm productivity. Mr. Aziz advised the FAO representative to work with government counterparts to improve the policy environment and referred to documents that he developed in the area of Food Security and Agricultural Development in Pakistan.
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