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Rural Microfinance and Livestock Support Programme (Afghanistan)


Titre : Rural Microfinance and Livestock Support Programme (Afghanistan)

Pays : Afghanistan

Approval date : 30/04/2009

Organisme d’exécution : Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock

Durée : 2009 - 2013

Initiating institution : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Finalité et objectifs

The programme will work to improve the livestock sector and generate income for poor rural households by supporting :
1. small-scale dairy activities in Nangarhar, including milk and fodder production,
2. improved livestock nutrition and health services in the Northern region for the benefits of poor cattle owners, nomadic Kuchis and households headed by women
3. backyard poultry raising activities, particularly for the benefit of poor women who head households
4. dairy goat raising, particularly for poor women in remote and mountainous areas

The programme targets : (i) small-scale farmers and livestock-keepers who have or aspire to have land and/or livestock (ii)women, particularly women who are heads of households (iii) resettled or nomadic Kuchi pastoralists The programme calls for a first phase of four years, to be followed by a second phase of the duration of four years.

Informations financières
Amount of IFAD grant : SDR 16 million (equivalent to approximately US$23.89 million)
Cofinanciers : Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) Partner microfinance institutions (MFIs)
Amount of cofinancing : MISFA : US$2.03 million Partner MFIs : US$0.19 million
Total programme cost : US$26.12 million


President’s report : proposed grant to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the Rural Microfinance and Livestock Support Programme

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