Regional Agricultural Development Program-North

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. (description from the USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/fact-sheets/regional-agricultural-development-program-north)

Locations

  • Afghanistan>Badakhshan
  • Afghanistan>Baghlan
  • Afghanistan>Balkh
  • Afghanistan>Jowzjan
  • Afghanistan>Kunduz
  • Afghanistan>Samangan

Sectors

  • Agriculture
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