FAO in Afghanistan

Development of Afghanistan’s First Agro-ecological zoning Mobile Application

15/11/2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) has supported the development of Afghanistan’s first Agro-ecological zoning mobile application. Development of this mobile application was done under the FAO project titled “Strengthening Afghanistan Institutions’ Capacity for the Assessment of Agriculture Production and Scenario Development (NAEZ)”.

Establishment of this mobile application is the first of its kind in the country that allows the users to get the easiest, fastest and more accurate information on analysis of agriculture production system and agriculture and food security policies in Afghanistan. In addition, it serves as a platform that enhances visibility of the project, long term project sustainability, and strengthen stakeholder’s engagement. This is a user friendly application that provides information in English and local languages which will be understandable for national stakeholders.

 

Users can easily download the application from google store through http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.faonaez.sediqi.naez in any compatible mobile with no price and install in any android and IOS mobiles phones.

 

“The goal of the project is to improve monitoring and analysis of agricultural production systems to support agricultural policies and food security in Afghanistan. The project results and lessons will be expanded to the whole of Afghanistan during the lifetime of the project and the establishment of this mobile app is a step forward towards the achievement of the project”, said Mohammad Safi, NAEZ project manager in Afghanistan.

 

The development of this mobile application was done under the NAEZ project funded by the European Union (EU) with a generous contribution of USD 2.5 million.