Balochistan Agriculutre Project (BAP) GCP/PAK/113/USA
The project is a direct follow-up to the “United States Assistance to Agriculture in Balochistan Border Areas” (USABBA). This project mobilized PKR 108.6 million from the local communities through its activities which shows the greater ownership of the project by the people of Balochistan. Also 13,730 people have received different agricultural trainings. The project overall was rated 5 on a scale of 1 to 6 by independent evaluation in 2011
The “Balochistan Agriculture Project” (BAP) represents an extension to the USABBA Project – expanding project activities to three further districts of north-eastern Balochistan with a timeframe of three to four years (i.e. 2012 to 2015) through greater emphasis on capacity building, technological innovation and management and value chain development of new and improved production and marketing practices that have been researched and developed under the Pilot Project Phase and USABBA Project.
Australian Assistance to Agriculture in the Balochistan Border Areas (AusABBA) GCP/PAK/126/AUL
Between 2004 and 2008, FAO implemented the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded “Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in Arid Agriculture Balochistan (FSPAB) – Pilot Project Phase” in three districts of north-eastern Balochistan Province (i.e. Killa Saifullah, Loralai and Mastung). This Pilot Project Phase was followed by a four-year development response of tested and validated approaches in the same three districts, with the addition of the neighbouring districts of Quetta and Zhob, under the “United States Assistance to Agricultural Development in Balochistan Border Areas (USABBA) Project” (2009 to 2012). USAID and FAO are now working on the successor to the USABBA Project “Balochistan Agriculture Project (BAP).
The Australian AID agreed with the Government of Pakistan to focus on, amongst others, agriculture and rural development in Balochistan Province and replicate the USABBA “model” of community and value chain development amongst the predominantly Baloch ethnic groups of western Balochistan, in the districts of Chagai, Kech, Kharan, Nushki, Panjgur and Washuk. These six districts are totally part of the arid “Dry Western Plateau” agro-ecological zone. The title of the proposed four-year FAO-implemented project is “Australian Assistance to Agricultural Development in Balochistan Border Areas (AUSABBA) Project”