ISLAMABAD_ Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and Pakistan Dairy Development Company (PDDC) have signed an agreement to ensure the quality of dairy farms milk.  According to the said agreements both the parties entered into a partnership to facilitate establishment and growth of community-based dairy farms and other dairy development programmes to improve the milk production in the country.   Earlier, many diseases cases were reported due to unhygienic milk. But it is being claimed that according to this agreement such type of malpractices would be controlled with the help of such kind of arrangements. PPAF and PDDC would work in close coordination to help improve the milk production through community mobilization, technical assistance and provision of market linkages to the poor dairy farmers.   Kamal Hyat, Managing Director PPAF, and Geoff Walker, Chief Executive PDDC signed the agreement at PPAF head office on Friday. Initially, the project would be launched on pilot basis in District Narowal where both the parties have agreed to work with 30 community farms. Later, the project would be replicated in other districts of the country.   Under the agreement, PPAF would facilitate linkages between its partner organizations and PDDC for the benefit of the poor dairy farmers. While the PDDC would provide technical assistance and marketing linkages to PPAF beneficiary community members through community mobilization. The complementary efforts PDDC and PPAF would lead to poverty alleviation of small dairy farmers within the target group of the PPAF partner organizations through milk production enhancement. The partner organizations of PPAF are supported to mobilize and organize poor communities to undertake collective action for their own development whereas PDDC undertakes initiatives for milk production enhancement across the country through various means, especially technical and financial assistance. PPAF is the lead institution for poverty-focused interventions in the country. Set up as a fully autonomous private sector institution, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, the World Bank and other international donors. The outreach of PPAF now extends throughout Pakistan and its microcredit, community physical infrastructure, drought mitigation and education and health interventions have expanded all over the country.   It has partnered with 74 organizations working in 35,700 villages with more than 110,000 communities and groups in 119 districts across the country.