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Punjab Board of Investment and Trade secures US$9.4 million Canadian grant for Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment

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by November 26, 2014 General

Lahore, November 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): PBIT’s technical facilitation secured US$9.4 million Canadian grant for “Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment through Enhanced Participation in South Punjab’s Dairy Sector”. The grant shall be used to economically empower poor rural women, their families and communities by strengthening the dairy sector and increasing the participation and decision making capacity of Paksitani women in supplying quality milk to the market – processors and consumers.

PBIT shall work with Plan International, Pakistan to implement the DFATD funded project. The project aims at supporting 350 village level Farmers Milk Cooperative (FMC) in three districts of Punjab. The newly organized FMCs will have up to 75% women members, in addition to 50% mandatory representation of women voices and their perspectives influence cooperative decision making.

Plan Canada is thankful to the Dr. Suhail Saleem, Director –Agriculture, Livestock and Dairy Development, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade for providing technical facilitation for the DFATD Project.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Board of Investment and Trade
23-Aikman Road, GOR-I, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-99205201-06
Fax: +92-42-99205171
Email: info@pbit.gop.pk
Website: www.pbit.gop.pk

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