FAO in Afghanistan
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FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The organization provides technical assistance and support to Afghanistan on a wide range of areas covering agriculture, livestock, food systems, nutrition, climate change. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Since 2002, FAO’s fully-fledged representation in Afghanistan has been operating in country to rehabilitate irrigation infrastructure, build new dairy and wheat seed industries, improve livestock health, help smallholders diversify their crops and add higher-value products, stem deforestation and help the country mitigate and adapt to climate change, among others.

FAO has also been providing emergency and resilience assistance to the most vulnerable and food insecure people across Afghanistan, reaching to the most remote rural areas. This humanitarian assistance covers the immediate and time-critical needs to protect and restore agricultural livelihoods, as well as to preventing people in need from resorting to desperate actions, thus increasing the resilience of affected populations to withstand future shocks.

The current Country Programming Framework (CPF 2017-2021) sets out four specific strategic pillars of technical expertise to guide FAO partnership with Afghanistan, which has been a member of FAO since December 1949.