The US announces a $4.5 million agricultural assistance programme for Pakistani farmers.

The US announced a $4.5 million fertiliser efficiency and effectiveness programme for Pakistani farmers.

Sherry Rehman, the Pakistani Minister for Climate Change, and Monica Medina, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, chaired the second meeting of the Pakistan-US Climate and Environment Working Group in Islamabad.

At the conclusion of the meeting, officials and specialists in climate and other environmental issues released an unified statement. The delegations talked about how to prepare for the disastrous floods that will hit Pakistan in 2022, putting a focus on the need to increase adaptability.

The “Living Indus” initiative from Pakistan, which aims to improve the Indus River Basin’s ecological state, received support from the United States. According to the joint declaration, both governments “agreed to continue strengthening their bilateral engagement through the US-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework.

The “Green Alliance” will benefit Pakistan and the US in tackling present and future economic, environmental, and climate challenges, particularly through collaborations in clean energy, water, and agriculture.


It added that the US announced new programmes in Pakistan, including a $4.5 million programme from the US Department of Agriculture to improve fertiliser efficiency and effectiveness for Pakistani farmers. The two governments also announced new commitments to work together through the Climate and Environment Working Group.

In Pakistan, new climate-smart agriculture and climate finance projects have been announced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in addition to the aforementioned programmes. Pakistan informed the US of the passage of its new National Clean Air Policy and described its most recent waste management activities, particularly those involving plastics, according to the joint statement. The United States and Pakistan have also committed to cooperating as the 2023 Co-Chairs of the Green Climate Fund Board to ensure a successful year.

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