US launches “Gender-Smart Farm” to support women farmers in Kasur

03:38 PM | 30 Apr, 2024
US launches “Gender-Smart Farm” to support women farmers in Kasur

LAHORE—The US Consul General in Lahore, Kristin K. Hawkins, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Maura O'Brien, recently inaugurated a unique "gender-smart farm" in Kasur.

The farm, established with the help of USAID, aims to provide female farmers with the necessary resources and tools to achieve economic success.

The "gender-smart" farm includes an on-farm daycare centre, female restrooms, a rest area for women, and access to clean drinking water.

“For many years, the United States has supported initiatives to empower Pakistani women – including women in rural areas, who play a vital role in Pakistan’s agriculture sector,” Consul General Hawkins said. “Today’s event marks an exciting step forward in our efforts.”

This new farm builds on a decades-long partnership between the US and Pakistan in agriculture. The United States has supported many efforts to empower Pakistani women farmers, including offering training on agricultural best practices and fostering connections with micro-finance institutions and breeder associations.

“When women are economically empowered, they reinvest in their families and communities. This promotes economic growth and stability,” noted Consul General Hawkins.

Private sector representatives and farmers also attended the inauguration.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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