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Afghanistan diaries
11/06/2022

Noor Ahmad Burhani, National Dairy Industry Development Specialist in Herat, shares his experiences from a recent mission to the capital of Ghor province, where a small pocket of “catastrophic” levels of food insecurity has been detected for the first time in the country.

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04/05/2022

Faridullah Sherzad, FAO National Soybean Trial and Seed Associate in Mazar-e-Sharif regional office, shares his experiences from a recent mission to Khan Abad district in Kunduz province. His story is a mix of disappointment, contentment and hope.

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19/04/2022

Hashim Azizi, FAO National Graphic Designer, went on a field mission to eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan to speak to the farmers who benefitted from FAO’s wheat assistance during the winter wheat campaign.

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by Abdul Maroof Kochai - 06/04/2022

Abdul Maroof Kochai, National Livestock Assistant Officer at FAO Jalalabad office, tells the story about how FAO’s support sustained crucial livelihoods in rural areas during a difficult period in the country that is adversely affecting people’s lives.

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15/03/2022

Nazifa Natiq, FAO Regional Resilience Officer in Mazar-e-Sharif, tells us how the cooking demonstrations she conducts in northern Afghanistan help rural women produce nutritious food and improve their family’s nutrition, while they generate a new or additional income.

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by Karima Sorkhabi - 07/03/2022

Karima Sorkhabi, FAO Gender and Social Development Specialist for the western region of Afghanistan, shares glimpses of her journey over the last half a year; from uncertainty and frustration to her return to office to chase her dream of improving women’s lives in her country.

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by Khalid Besmil - 27/02/2022

Mohammad Khalid Besmil, FAO Livestock Officer in Mazar-e-Sharif, travelled to northern provinces as part of a joint UN mission to ensure the fair distribution of assistance in line with the core humanitarian principles.

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by Mumtaz Baryal - 20/02/2022

Mumtaz Baryal, FAO Local Social Mobilizer, participated in a joint UN humanitarian mission to assess the situation and monitor field activities in a former battlefield. He tells his experience listening to farmers and people supported by FAO with a backyard poultry package.

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by Feroz Aryan - 13/02/2022

Humanitarian professionals’ commitment to staying and delivering for the Afghan people needed to be balanced against the need to safeguard their safety. In this dispatch from the field, Ahmad Feroz Aryan, FAO’s Regional Coordinator for the Southern Region in Afghanistan, tells his story of being relocated to Kabul and then going back home to resume his work in a changed Afghanistan.

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by Jawid Sultany - 05/02/2022

An FAO officer, Jawid Sultany, goes back to Herat and finds a worrisome situation as the humanitarian crisis is hitting hard farmers and herders in the western region of Afghansitan due to drought and the economic turmoil.

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