U.S. Ambassador Olson Celebrates Pakistani Mango Sector Success (DiplomacyPakistan.com)


U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson and Commerce Secretary Qasim Niaz joined enterprise house owners and stakeholders to rejoice the unprecedented success of Pakistan’s mango sector.  The U.S. authorities, by the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID), has helped increase mango manufacturing and exports to worldwide markets, resulting in a 75 % enhance in farm revenues and the creation of a whole bunch of latest jobs throughout Pakistan.

“The U.S. authorities is supporting Pakistan’s mango farmers by infrastructure upgrades, new market alternatives, and entry to worldwide certifications,” stated Ambassador Richard Olson, on the 2013 Annual Mango Convention and Competition in Islamabad. “This has led to elevated mango gross sales of about $20.5 million, and a five-fold enhance in exports of mangoes to worldwide markets,” he added.

“We’re grateful to the U.S. authorities for his or her assist to mango growers and producers that has led to elevated productiveness and jobs for Pakistani individuals.  A relationship that’s based mostly on commerce, not simply assist, is one that we are going to look ahead to in our relationship with america,” stated Commerce Secretary Qasim Niaz.

The USAID Corporations Challenge has invested $5.eight million in Pakistan’s mango sector, offering much-needed assist for brand new infrastructure and advertising and marketing help to assist farmers promote their merchandise globally. Small- and medium-sized farms have additionally invested $1.6 million to work with USAID on growing commercially viable contemporary and dried mango companies.

Since 2009, the U.S. authorities has invested greater than $230 million to fund tasks that assist the expansion of Pakistan’s agriculture sector, together with coaching 31,000 individuals in Punjab and Sindh in dairy-related operations, vaccinating over 120,000 cattle in opposition to Foot and Mouth Illness, and serving to 12,000 farmers in Balochistan enhance their incomes by 40 % by boosting manufacturing and gross sales.

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