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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 25th Jan, 2023 ) :US Deputy Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Schofer on Wednesday joined US Ambassador to International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Lori Antolinez, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Florence Rolle and Janat Gul, Special Secretary, Agriculture Department, KP, to celebrate the successful completion of a $477,876 project for the benefit of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The project developed state-of-the-art training manuals, supported 350 farmers, including 80 women in improved alternative agricultural techniques, and trained 16 master trainers from the agricultural sector from Mohmand, Khyber, Bajaur and Torghar districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)), said a US Embassy press release.

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DCM Schofer reflected on the collaboration between the US Government, FAO and the Government of KP: “This project has achieved promising results in terms of increasing crop productivity and increasing income, while also strengthening the relevant institutions that will continue to help farmers by supplying them.” necessary support for the production and marketing of their crops.

“The Agricultural Training Centers will impart skills and training in alternative farming techniques, which will promote sustainable economic growth and eliminate community dependence on illegal cultivation.

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Florence Rolle said the FAO collaboration with the US government and the KP Department of Agriculture has been instrumental in creating best practices for developing alternative livelihoods in the region.

Over the past four decades, the U.S. government, through INL, has invested more than $1 billion to improve citizen security and enhance law enforcement capabilities in Pakistan, the statement said, adding that INL works in more than 90 countries to help combat crime and corruption.

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