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Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

30/11/2017

Pakistan has more livestock than people, and FAO can help to harness this immense resource for greater food security. For the eradication of animal diseases, FAO is well-positioned to assist the federal and provincial governments in reforming related legislation and allocating the required resources. The Organization demonstrated a successful model of cooperation between federal and provincial authorities to control some animal diseases. This model should be applied to the control of other diseases throughout the country and other important constraints to livestock production. The recent government decentralization in Pakistan made its provincial government responsible to strategize, plan and manage resources. FAO, which still predominantly operates out of the federal capital, needs to open provincial offices to work closely with provincial counterparts to provide technical support and influence their decision-making.