PESHAWAR: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $900,000 to Human Development Organization Doaba (HDOD), a local non-governmental organisation to improve the medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) sector. The funding support is provided through USAID Pakistan Entrepreneurs project’s sub-award. A sub-agreement was signed by HDOD Executive Director and Party Entrepreneurs Chief Agnes G Luz on July 12 to carry out the project titled “Value Chain Development of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” in various districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The initiative will benefit local MAP collectors in several ways and is expected to increase their income by at least 50 per cent.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2011.