Resilience
FAO will assist 49 000 people with spring and summer cultivation packages thanks to New Zealand's funding. ©FAO/Farshad Usyan

New Zealand to support vulnerable rural Afghan with emergency agricultural inputs and cash assistance

03/04/2022

Funding will help FAO provide seeds and rehabilitate 50 community water infrastructures.

New Zealand is funding with USD 2 million a new project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to provide humanitarian assistance in the form of agricultural inputs and cash assistance to 94 500 vulnerable rural people from farming communities in the provinces of Kunduz, Nangarhar, Parwan and Wardak.

“We welcome New Zealand’s first ever contribution to FAO emergency and resilience programme at this critical point in time for Afghanistan. Farmers need quality seed in hand to plant in early spring, and secure their harvest this year. New Zealand’s support will help make this happen,” said Richard Trenchard, FAO Representative in Afghanistan.

“Following on from our recent humanitarian contributions in Afghanistan, New Zealand is pleased to support FAO’s initiatives to help rural Afghan people to grow food, feed themselves and remain self-reliant. FAO is one of the few organizations with the technical expertise and capacity to deliver inside Afghanistan at present,” a New Zealand government spokesperson said.

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