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Dr. Indra Kant Jha
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PACT Introduction

Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) is in operation since August 2009 and will continue until June 2018. The Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) is the Executing Agency.

The overall objective of the Project is to improve the competitiveness of smallholder farmers and the agribusiness sector in selected commodity value chains in Project districts.

The Project strategies are: (i) helping farmer groups and cooperatives engage in profitable market-oriented production and improved access to markets through the provision of technology and information services and critical public infrastructure and linkages to agribusiness; (ii) creating and strengthening industry-wide partnerships along the value chain, thus forging linkages between producers, traders, processors, and other stakeholders and, (iii) reducing existing obstacles to agriculture and food trade thereby increasing the ability of farmers and agribusiness to respond to sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and food-quality standards to meet domestic and international market requirements

The Additional Financing (AF) also removed earlier restrictions of 25 districts to enable it to reach throughout the country...