FAO in Afghanistan

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25 September 2022
Afghanistan has been traditionally mountainous, agricultural and grassland country. The rangelands, (defined as land with the main vegetation containing pasture, herbs, shrubs, wildlife, soils, minerals, and low-growing trees), are a source of livelihood for rural communities. It provides firewood and medicinal plants, habitat for wildlife as well as helps to...
25 August 2022
A new $80 million grant from the United States of America is an important step-forward in the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support farmers and agriculture in Afghanistan as they struggle to produce food, build resilience and achieve food security in the...
21 August 2022
Farmers across Afghanistan have been greatly affected by the multitude of crises that have affected the country in recent years. From conflict to climate change, many are struggling to make ends meet. However, there are some positive stories of success despite all the challenges. A two-hour drive from the northern city...
10 August 2022
An interview with Nazifa Natiq, Regional Resilience Officer (FAOAF) on challenges, resilience and being a woman in Afghanistan Based in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth-largest city, Nazifa took time from her busy schedule to speak with us about the positive impact of the Organization’s programmes in the region, the importance of supporting Afghanistan’s...
19 July 2022
A new USD 14 million contribution from the Government of Japan will provide direct humanitarian assistance to over 550 000 food-insecure people in 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).  It will support vulnerable, smallholder and landless farmers, including women and persons with disability-headed households,...