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July 16, 2019

Gul Ali, a 45-year old farmer and father of six children from Kama district in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, used to struggle to meet his and his family’s daily needs. Using only traditional agricultural techniques, Gul Ali was barely able to generate enough income to take care of his family. This was true of many of the residents of the Kama district. About 80% of Kama district’s residents’ income is from agriculture and livestock activities, many of which are based on traditional, rather than modern approaches.

July 15, 2019

The RADP-South initiative promoted sustainable economic growth for rural Afghans through increasing productivity and market linkages.

July 15, 2019

The Kandahar Food Zone (KFZ) Program was a five-year USAID initiative to strengthen and diversify rural livelihoods away from illicit opium poppy cultivation in seven targeted districts of Kandahar. The program sought to provide the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with a successful model of alternative development, promoting licit alternatives to opium cultivation and increasing the legitimacy of the national and sub-national administrations.

July 15, 2019

The Capacity Building and Change Management Program-II (CBCMP-II) strengthened the human and institutional capacity of Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). It also worked to strengthen the linkages between MAIL and its Provincial Directorates (PAILs), and supported the PAILs to effectively deliver agricultural public services to farmers and herders. CBCMP-II directly addressed President Ghani's vision for achieving self-reliance through the use of a change management model that embeds Afghan change management specialists (CMS) to provide coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job training to civil service counterparts. The project worked in key administrative and technical offices to modernize their systems and enhance the overall service delivery capability of the institutions.

July 15, 2019

AAEP II built the capacity of Afghanistan's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) in 27 provinces and 193 districts to deliver effective and sustainable extension services to Afghan farmers. The project’s objectives were to (i) improve rural household food security, (ii) enhance agriculture-based income generation, (iii) improve nutritional status of rural households, and (iv) enhance support for women in the agricultural sector. Activities were implemented through close partnerships with MAIL, provincial and district offices, local researchers and university faculty, farmers, and suppliers.

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

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