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Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N) Afghanistan


Titre : Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N) Afghanistan

Pays : Afghanistan

Zone géographique : Northern provinces of Balkh, Jowzjan, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan

Durée : May 2014 - May 2019

Agriculture plays a critical role in the lives of Afghan people, employing more than 70 percent of the population and contributing one-third of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, current agricultural production in Afghanistan lags significantly behind neighboring countries. The Regional Agriculture Development Program – North (RADP-N) aims to advance food and economic security for rural Afghans in the Northern provinces of Balkh, Jowzjan, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan. To achieve this, the program strengthens farmers’ ability to improve production of wheat, other high-value crops and livestock value chains. Program activities help farmers increase their commercial viability and competitiveness to meet market demand, and generate more income opportunities and empower families to meet household needs. In addition, the program supports the policy environment through advocacy and dialogue to strengthen the private sector. RADP-N tries to address bottlenecks, and identify lead firms within the area capable of bringing positive change

RADP-N has four components. Each addresses one or more thematic areas of farmer productivity and profitability, gender, agribusiness and alternative development : • Wheat : To improve productivity of wheat cultivation to reduce farmer losses, improve food security and boost household incomes. • High-Value Crops (HVC) : To invest strategically in high-value crops—such as dried fruits and nuts, melons and select orchard crops— to strengthen market competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Afghan goods. • Livestock : To support farmers maximizing opportunities to improve conditions and environmental impacts associated with livestock. • Enabling Environment : To promote dialogue between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials and local producers, processors and traders that will identify obstacles and opportunities to improve the quantity and quality of Afghan goods and will strengthen market access and policies to better support farmers and agribusinesses.

Financement : $78.5 million

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

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