UNIDO funded Agro-food, Agro-industry project to be launched in August

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 18 (APP):The Country Representatives of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Nadia Aftab on Thursday said that ‘Agro-Food and Agro-Industry Development Project’ in Pakistan worth US$5.2 million would be commenced by the next month (August).

The project aims at strengthening the cattle meat and apple value chains, through the introduction of new techniques of productivity enhancement as well as by building the capacities of livestock farmers and growers, which would improve the livelihood of farmers and reduce rural poverty.

While talking to Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, she apprised the minister that Agro-Food and Agro-Industry Development in Pakistan and subsequent funding by Japan, which is US$5.2 million has been approved by the concerned quarters and be launched by the first week of next month.