Farmers from six Balochistan districts (Pakistan) have succeeded in increasing the gross yield and value of their agricultural produce under the Australia Balochistan Agribusiness (AusAbba) Programme.
The programme ran between 2014 to 2020 and has received financial assistance from the Australian government and helped improved the household incomes for more than 23,000 households in the south-west Balochistan.
AusAbba, completed in two phases, was implemented by FAO and the Balochistan government, achieved at least a 25 per cent increase in crop yield. The programme worked in specific commodities such as onions, fruit trees, livestock, wool shearing, certified seed production and much more.
Balochistan Livestock Minister Mitha Khan Kakar thanked the Australian government on the successful completion of the project. The government applauds the project’s achievements and welcomes other development partners to continue the work of this important and impactful programme, Kakar said.