FAO to help Pakistan develop climate-smart agriculture

Mehboob Sultan Minister for National Food Security and Research and FAO spokesperson to Pakistan Mina Dowlatchahi signed the country programming framework (2018-2022) agreement with three common development priorities, including zero hunger, climate smart resilient agriculture sector and sustainable ecosystems.

FAO to help Pakistan develop climate-smart agriculture

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will help Pakistan develop climate smart resilient agriculture sector and share knowledge to ward off almost $700 million of yearly fatalities to livestock caused by diseases, under a five-year agreement.

FAO representative Dowlatchahi added that we are here to dole out for the betterment of the people of Pakistan and we take into account the matters like climate and value chain, we are aligned to sustainable development goals.

Implementation of CPF will contribute to the accomplishment of no poverty, zero hunger, food security and enhanced nutrition, clean water and sanitation, climate action.

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) project launched by the FAO and government officials estimated to cost Rs763 million to be financed. FMD does not kill the animal; it kills the farmer.

Food minister said Foot and mouth disease (FMD) initiative was prepared after six-year of efforts, in collaboration with the FAO on a variety of projects. The FMD control project will fortify the diagnosis in chosen laboratories in all provinces and administration units of the country.

We aimed to develop a mock-up animal health legal framework both at federal and provincial levels to tackle sanitary and phytosanitary issues and modernizing import and export command, food minister added.

Mina Dowlatchahi said Pakistan will arrive to zone-III after the flourishing completion of the FMD project. We are dedicated to make Pakistan FMD free zone. We will collaborate until the disease is eradicated.

To come out from this disaster Pakistan needs to implement the climate buoyant agriculture sector that save the precious millions lives by providing safe & healthy ecosystem.