Promoting Agricultural Technologies
CNFA believes that our innovative approach to agricultural development requires constant surveillance of the technology landscape in order to bring the best new solutions to bear.
This practice of continuous investigation was clearly demonstrated during the past year in Pakistan, where our USAID-funded Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) collaborated with research institutes and private-sector companies to develop innovative solutions designed to respond to the specific needs of Pakistani smallholders.
PATTA identified and promoted more than 1,000 unique agricultural technologies, out of which 161 were commercialized in the project’s targeted provinces. Another 37 were introduced from the United States. Overall, 43,677 farmers applied the new technologies and practices, resulting in technology sales worth more than $10 million and farm produce sales of more than $5 million.