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UNIDO backs upgrading local agribusinesses in Pakistan under SDGs

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will cooperate with the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Gilgit Baltistan to upgrade local agribusinesses through improving their productive capacities, compliance with requirements and linking them to markets.

The initiative will reinforce sustainable livelihoods in Gilgit Baltistan and help the government achieve various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG1, SDG2 and SDG9 which call for eradicating poverty and hunger and boosting industry, innovation and infrastructure, UNIDO Country Representative Nadia Aftab said during a workshop

The workshop concluded with agreement on setting a road map for the selected value chains in Gilgit Baltistan, which UNIDO will work on in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Planning and Development Department of Gilgit-Baltistan, as well as stakeholders and women’s organizations.

The UNIDO and the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Gilgit Baltistan have brought together a range of stakeholders to review the current situation in the region’s agricultural and fisheries sectors.

The stakeholder consultation was organized under the Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Department Assistance to Pakistan – Initiative for Gilgit and Baltistan project, which is funded by the ONE UN Fund.

The workshop was opened by Barbar Aman Barbar, Secretary of Planning and Development, of the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, who reiterated the government’s interest in developing the local agriculture sector through UNIDO’s technical assistance.

Trout, cherry and apple farmers from Gilgit Baltistan, demonstrated a strong commitment to developing their value chains based on a holistic approach, which will be developed by UNIDO. The interactive discussion and the participation of various stakeholders allowed for a deep insight into the problems that local farmers and traders currently face. They indicated the need for both short term and long term corrective measures, particularly related to productivity, packaging, branding and market linkages. Female farmers also made their voice heard by requesting further assistance from UNIDO with developing their productive and compliance capacities.

 

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