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2013

Kandahar Food Zone Program (KFZ) Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Titre : Kandahar Food Zone Program (KFZ) Afghanistan

Pays : Afghanistan

Zone géographique : Arghistan, Maiwand, Panjwayi, Shahwali Kot and Zharai districts, Takhta Pul geographical area and Kandahar city

Durée : July 2013 – July 2015

Descriptif
The Kandahar Food Zone Program (KFZ) program objectives are to strengthen and diversify legal rural livelihoods in seven targeted Kandahar districts by identifying and addressing the root causes and sources of instability that lead to opium poppy cultivation. The seven districts include Arghistan, Maiwand, Panjwayi, Shahwali Kot and Zharai districts, Takhta Pul geographical area and Kandahar city. The program builds the ability of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics to implement alternative livelihoods programs, as well as create licit economic opportunities by providing small grants for irrigation canals and training of local farmers on alternative livelihoods.

Activités
Utilization of the Community-Based Planning to Support Alternatives to Poppy Cultivation (CBPSA-PC) tool with Community Development Councils and other relevant village stakeholders to determine why farmers cultivate poppy. • Identify drivers of poppy cultivation specific to each area and District clusters, and provide activities to address them through project grants. • Construction and rehabilitation of 11 irrigation canals in progress in Zharai and Panjwayi districts. • Nearly 32 alternative livelihood projects underway for vocational mechanics and maintenance, greenhouse establishment, women’s vegetable production and processing, solar drying mechanisms for fruits and vegetables, pre- and post-harvest and marketing trainings.

Financement : $18 million

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

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