FAO in Pakistan

Ambassador Donald Blome & FAO Celebrate $1.3M Sustainable Farming Success


US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome took part in the closing event of a significant five-year, $1.3 million sustainable farming initiative funded by the US Embassy. Implemented by the FAO with support from the KP government, the Alternative Livelihoods Options Project has positively impacted 3,700 farmers, including 600 women, elevating their incomes through enhanced agricultural practices and access to alternative crops.
Ambassador Blome underscored its remarkable achievements, noting the establishment of fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and irrigation systems. These infrastructural developments have collectively touched the lives of more than 25,000 individuals, fostering sustainable agricultural practices that resonate across communities. In expressing his gratitude, Ambassador Blome thanked key contributors, including Muhammad Javed Marwat, Secretary Agriculture Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Jan Mohammad Khan, Director General Agriculture Extension Research, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, and the FAO, acknowledging their instrumental roles in ensuring the success of this groundbreaking project. Their collaborative efforts have not only empowered farmers but have also sown the seeds for a resilient and prosperous agricultural landscape.