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Emergency support to vulnerable, food insecure farming families affected by high food prices and drought in Afghanistan

Emergency support to vulnerable, food insecure farming families affected by high food prices and drought in Afghanistan

Full title of the project:

Emergency support to vulnerable, food insecure farming families in Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghor, Badakhshan and Daikundi provinces affected by high food prices and drought through provision of quality wheat seed and fertilizer for autumn 2010 planting season

Target areas:

Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghor, Badakhshan and Daikundi provinces

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 3 000 000
Implementation:
30/03/2010-31/12/2010
Project code:
OSRO/AFG/001/CHA
Objective:

To support vulnerable farmers affected by high food prices and drought through the provision of quality wheat seed and fertilizer for the autumn 2010 planting season in Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghor, Badakhshan and Daikundi provinces.

Key partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Provincial Department of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL), Afghan National Seed Association, and various local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Beneficiaries reached:

14 386 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed 720 tonnes of certified wheat seed, 720 tonnes of di-ammonium phosphate and 1 440 tonnes of Urea fertilizers to 14 386 farming families for the autumn 2010 planting season.
  • Conducted four training workshops for extension workers from DAIL and partner NGOs on various topics related to wheat production and crop management.
Impact:
  • The inputs provided under the project enabled beneficiaries to cultivate 5 755 ha of irrigated land, which is expected to yield 18 400 tonnes of grain in the coming harvest.
  • Training activities carried out under the project improved the capacity of national staff in overall wheat production extension support.