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Afghanistan Farm Service Alliance (AFSA)


Afghanistan Farm Service Alliance (AFSA)

Titre : Afghanistan Farm Service Alliance (AFSA)

Country : Afghanistan

Sector : Agriculture and Food Security

Project Timeline : 06/26/2011 - 06/14/2012

Project description
Years of conflict have left Afghan farmers with limited access to quality seeds, fertilizers, and crop-protection products and the know how to use these inputs. The availability of agricultural machinery, veterinary care, and extension services is limited, making it difficult for agricultural entrepreneurs to expand their operations, capitalize on market opportunities, and get the services they need. Afghanistan has roughly one million commercial farmers and a vastly larger number of subsistence farmers with the potential to transition to commercial production. With the right assistance these farmers could help feed a hungry world and make a tremendous contribution to the Afghan economy. By working with Afghan partners to develop farm service centers (FSCs) responsive to the needs of the agricultural community, USAID is helping to create a model for a more-efficient supply chain. The goal is to deliver sufficient qualities of high-quality product to farmers at lower costs, improving production, and creating cost efficiencies. The FSCs serve as centers for producer access to market, technical information, trade, and when possible, provide working capital financing to assist rural farmers.

Total obligation : $28,500,000

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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