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USAID, FAO launch 3-year agriculture project in Afghanistan

Staff Writer |
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value Chains–West project.

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The project would promote inclusive growth and job creation in the agricultural sector by strengthening the capabilities of producers and private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets, the statement said.

Improving agricultural value chains would provide great potential for economic growth.

The three-year project will support sustainable agribusiness and livestock development by increasing wheat productivity, improving production and profitability of high value crops, enhancing technology utilization in the livestock industry, and building the institutional capacity of provincial and district government agencies.

FAO would implement the project in partnership with the Afghan Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock in the Provinces of Badghis, Farah, Herat, and Nimroz.