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Agribusiness

Enabling agricultural policies for benefitting smallholders in dairy, citrus and mango industries in Pakistan

Project Code: ADP/2010/091
Program: Agribusiness
Budget:
A$697,324
Research Program Manager: Mr Howard Hall
Project Leader: Peter Sheehan - Victoria University
Duration:
NOV 2013
SEP 2016
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Department of Agriculture, Punjab
Department of Agriculture, Sindh
Department of Livestock and Dairy, Punjab
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Planning Commission
University of Agriculture

Overview

This project aimed to develop policies that benefit smallholders in the Punjab and Sindh provinces, Pakistan.

Broad-based and effectively implemented policies are needed to improve the livelihoods of Pakistan's 56 million+ smallholder farmers in dairy and livestock, mangoes and citrus.

This policy-focused project complemented social, technical and marketing research in the Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Program. The research reviewed existing policies and identified constraints and opportunities. It also analysed the policy-making process in these provinces to identify departmental responsibilities and capacity gaps. It developed, evaluated and defined implementation paths for new enabling policies.

The project could improve both agencies' capacity and the livelihoods of Pakistan's smallholder farmers.