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Improving Livelihoods of Rural Communities (ILRC) – Bridging Phase Afghanistan


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Improving Livelihoods of Rural Communities (ILRC) – Bridging Phase Afghanistan

The people living in the rural areas of the Central Highlands are particularly vulnerable to recurrent natural hazards. Widespread poverty, weak institutions and scarce public services characterize the region. The ILRC project strives to improve the living conditions of poor families in remote rural communities through sustainable water and land management, economic development and strengthening of local governance institutions. This final phase will capitalize on experiences and focus on the sustainability of interventions.

Pays/Région : Afghanistan

Durée : 01.04.2016 - 31.12.2016

Afghanistan faces recurrent conflicts and natural disasters. Poverty is widespread and more prominent in rural areas. The people in the ILRC project areas rely on subsistence farming and livestock with a food security of only 6 months. Water for irrigation is scarce and is among the highest priority. Natural resource bases are prone to natural hazards and highly degraded. There are few opportunities for off-farm employment.

Communities in the target districts improve their livelihoods and resilience through economic development and sustainable water and land management benefitting both men and women while strengthening local actors.

Groupes cibles  : Rural families in four districts represented by Community Development Councils, Economic Interest Groups, lead farmers, service providers, watershed committees, and traditional leaders (shuras and mullahs).

Partenaires  : HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Swiss Budget : CHF 1’593’000
Budget inclusive project partner  : CHF 1’593’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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