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Sweden’s funding supports the most vulnerable food insecure farmers in Afghanistan

Sweden’s funding supports the most vulnerable food insecure farmers in Afghanistan

14/04/2021

Vulnerable farmers and livestock keepers and owners of the most food-insecure provinces of Afghanistan will benefit from the funding (USD 3.6 million) provided by Sweden for FAO to assist 168 000 people in Badakhshan, Daikundi, Nuristan, and Samangan provinces. 

This humanitarian response will protect agriculture-based livelihoods, build farmers and herders’ resilience to withstand future shocks like the expected drought-like impacts from La Niña, and improve their food and nutrition security.

“In these difficult times, Sweden continues to stand by the people of Afghanistan. FAO’s expertise and capacity to deliver emergency assistance in the most hard-to-reach remote and rural areas ensures that no one is left behind. Protecting agriculture-based livelihoods is key to achieve food security, an essential element to cement peace and stability in the country,” said Torkel Stiernloef, Ambassador of Sweden to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, during the joint visit today (FAO-Swedish Embassy in Afghanistan) to attend the distribution of agricultural inputs to herders and farmers in Nili, Daikundi province.

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