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Pakistan: USAID launches advisory services for peach, potato farmers

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new pilot project to introduce mobile enabled advisory and financial services for peach and potato farmers and fishermen in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As a result of this project, over 1,700 small and medium sized farms and 15,000 people in Swat will gain access to mobile banking.  With information and financing more readily available, farmers can learn practices to increase their crop yields, gain increased access to markets, and conduct efficient and safe financial transactions. More

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