Australian Assistance to Agricultural Development in Balochistan Border Areas (AusABBA) in Pakistan: Design Document
Summary of publication
Prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), this document sets out the design intent and implementation arrangements of the Australian Assistance to Agricultural Development in Balochistan Border Areas (AusABBA) Phase I project.
This project proposal represents a replication and further extension of the USAID-funded USABBA "model" (which later changed its name to the Balochistan Agricultural Project-BAP) of community development/technology transfer and value chain development amongst the predominantly Baloch ethnic groups of western Balochistan Province. The Provincial Government of Balochistan has agreed that the project operate in the districts of Chagai, Kech, Kharan, Nushki, Panjgur and Washuk to support agriculture development in the predominantly ethnic Baloch majority districts of southwestern Balochistan. BAP worked in the predominantly ethnic pashtun majority districts of northeastern Balochistan.
The project aims to contribute to reduction of poverty for 175,000 impoverished people in the six target districts of Balochistan's through a significant improvement in food and nutrition security and increase in income generation of some 30,600 poor households from 340 rural communities.