Islamabad: United States-sponsored training for 60 new agriculture export certification experts ended yesterday in Islamabad. Certification that agricultural products meet international standards (including environmental impact, use of chemicals, and worker safety) is a critical step in exporting products to international markets. These newly trained certification experts will help standardize the quality of Pakistani agricultural products and enable growers to increase exports in new markets.
“We believe that farmers will be more prosperous if they can sell their products in international markets,” said William Patterson, Economic Growth Office Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development. “These newly-trained certification experts will help Pakistan’s agriculture sector expand its access to international markets, boost exports, create employment and business opportunities, and improve agricultural practices.”
The training program is part of a larger, U.S.-sponsored “Agribusiness Project,” a multi-year effort focused on increasing the Pakistani agriculture sector’s productivity, quality, and ability to generate jobs and prosperity.
For more information, contact:
Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5
Tel: +9251-208 0000
Fax: +9251-227 8607