Resilience
Humanitarian work is challenging by nature, but thanks to Ahmady and other humanitarian workers on the ground, FAO and its partners are ensuring that much-needed humanitarian assistance is delivered to farmers and herders. ©FAO/Farshad Usyan

A humanitarian worker in Afghanistan through thick and thin

09/11/2021

*Names and places have been changed.

“I particularly enjoy seeing farmers or herders smile when they receive agricultural inputs like feed or seeds; I feel calm and fulfilled,” says Ahmady, a humanitarian who works for one of FAO’s NGO implementing partners on the ground in Afghanistan.

Ahmady is passionate about his job. He has been doing this in his country for the last 15 years. Currently, he is coordinating the implementation of two FAO projects that are assisting farmers and herders affected by drought, reaching out to over 10 000 families with lifesaving support to protect their agricultural livelihoods.

FAO is in the midst of scaling up its emergency assistance, providing agricultural inputs like animal feed, seeds and fertilizers for the winter wheat planting season. FAO is also providing specific agronomic training on wheat cultivation and sustainable livestock management to make the most out of the inputs and build resilience for the future.

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