FAO in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan became the member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1949. FAO has a fully established Representation inside the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock of Afghanistan. FAOAF main counterparts are: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).

FAO contributes to sustainable agricultural development in Afghanistan through:

1. Normative
2. Development
3. Resilience/Emergency

FAO Afghanistan has five regional offices in Balkh, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Herat and has 3 provincial offices in Bamiyan, Kapisa and Badakhshan provinces. FAO Afghanistan is striving to bring the international technical experiences to Afghanistan in accordance with the National Priority Programmes of the Government of Afghanistan and aligned with the CPF document as well as the UNDAF. FAO’s activities in Afghanistan are also contributing to the below 5 strategic objectives:

1. Contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
2. Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner.
3. Reduce rural poverty.
4. Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems at local, national and international levels.
5. Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.