ISLAMABAD The United States raised a total of $135 million had been to combat global fertilizer shortages and food insecurity in low and middle-income countries.
In a tweet, the US Embassy in Islamabad said the United States is providig support to Pakistan through the funds generated by the Global Fertiliser Challenge.
The embassy referred to the countries’ “multiyear partnership” in the US-Pakistan Green Alliance along with its plans to help Pakistani farmers “use fertiliser efficiently” and get maximise food production.
The US President Joe Biden’s set the goal to raise $100 million for the Global Fertiliser Challenge, but the collection increased to $135 million.
John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate said that the Global Fertiliser Challenge had over-delivered with $135 million in new funding.
Kerry said that the funds will be utilized for “fertilizer efficiency and soil health programs, enhance food production, and reducing environmental impacts like climate super-pollutant N2O”.