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A member of FMA is receiving the registration-certificate From FAOAF Representative 14 APRIL 2018, Parwan Province,...
Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) under the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan jointly with members...
Kabul – The Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Peace Japan...

The Country Programming Framework (CPF 2017-2021) sets out four specific strategic pillars of technical expertise to guide FAO partnership with and support to the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) – bringing together innovative international best practices and global standards with national and regional acquaintance:

1.       Better governance through improved capacity for policy planning, land reform, decentralization, and management of common natural resources;

2.       Fostering expansion of irrigation and field water management;

3.       Intensive agriculture for surplus commercialization, value chains development, and job creation

4.       Supporting vulnerable farmers for improved food & nutrition security, resilience, and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters and climate change.

Afghanistan: where water means food

One of the canals is Shaflan – one of Hari Rud’s main and oldest canals. More than 60,000 people from 26 villages depend on it to grow food.

As part of the rehabilitation of Shaflan Canal, the project ensured the construction of one intake structure, 23 water dividers, seven water outlets, two aqueducts, three protection wall and 13 drop structures.

This enabled farmers to expand their fields from 3,600 to 4,200 hectares, growing more wheat, barley, and spices like saffron. Women were also able to set up kitchen gardens to grow vegetables. Both developments lead to greater food security and social cohesion. Read more