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.