Pakistan expands pilot shrimp-farming intensification project to 10,600 farms

Farmed shrimp in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s government has authorized the scale-up of a pilot project designed to promote shrimp farming in the country’s inland areas.

The shrimp-farming cluster development project, worth PKR 5.4 billion (USD 24 million, EUR 23 million), was approved in 2019 as part of Pakistan’s Agriculture Transformation Plan and has a slated end-date of 2024. The Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the Pakistan Fisheries Development Board and several provincial fisheries departments are co-managers of the project, which was originally slated to cover 3,500 farms in Punjab province.

In mid-November 2022, the project’s coordinating committee moved to expand the project to 10,600 shrimp farms, including ... 

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