Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture (GIAA)
Land and water resources in Afghanistan are overexploited and deteriorating fast with severe consequences for rural households. The Green Initiative for Afghanistan’s Agriculture will upscale the professional and institutional capacity for sustainable land and water management to prevent further degradation, improve production and reduce disaster risks, especially in mountainous areas. It will contribute to improved food security and better livelihoods for poor rural families.
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
- Ausländischer Privatsektor Norden
- SDC livelihood projects (SLSD, ILRC, LIPT) and other projects of GIAA partners
- NGOs and donors active in Natural Resource Management and agriculture
- Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, in particular the General Directorate for Natural Resource Management
- Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency
- National Agriculture Education College
- Universities of Kabul, Bamyan and Takhar, in particular their agriculture faculties
Up to 80% of the Afghan population depend fully or partially on agriculture for their livelihoods, giving the sector a crucial role for the development of the country. However, uncontrolled grazing, pastureland encroachment, illegal logging and the loss of forest and grass cover are not only reducing agricultural productivity, but also worsening drought conditions and increasing disaster risks such as mudslides and flooding.
Poor families in rural areas improve their livelihoods thanks to enhanced Afghan professional and institutional capacity for sustainable management of land and water resources.
Direct stakeholders are natural resource management field practitioners and professionals from government institutions, universities, colleges, NGOs and the private sector.
Outcome 1: Women and men farmers manage their natural resources more sustainably, thanks to better qualified Natural Resource Management professionals.
Outcome 2: Afghan institutions improve and apply sustainable natural resource management policies.
O1.1: Project partners are aware of the existing capacities and gaps in the rural advisory systems.
O1.2: Improved or new modular needs-based curricula and training material with local relevance are jointly developed with partners
O1.3: Students and graduates acquired practical NRM-knowledge through internships
O1.4: Rural advisors gained new knowledge and improved their knowledge about key NRM-topics and demonstrate application in the field
O1.5: Afghan NRM-students can pursue advanced studies at home or abroad (if requested by partners)
O2.1: Policymakers and other rural advisory services actors have access to documentation about field experience and evidence about policy implementation, made available systematically and regularly
O2.2: Government officials and teaching staff (universities, colleges) acquire practical NRM-knowledge through exposure visits
O2.3: Functioning community of practice established
O2.4: Process of institutionalization of GIAA supported through national NRM conferences of rural advisory services actors
Resultate von früheren Phasen:
Baselines will be established at project start.
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|Budget||Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 4'150'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF 592'322|
Phase 1 01.07.2016 - 30.06.2020 (Completed)