Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL/EAVS/Project)

Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL/EAVS/Project)

<p>Afghanistan has high potential of agricultural production but due to war and natural disasters, the country agricultural production is still not enough to feed its growing population. &nbsp;According to the National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) for 2007-2008, the poverty rate in rural areas is 36% and 45% of rural populations do not meet minimum food requirements. With over 75% of the Afghan population living in rural areas, agricultural development is therefore seen as a crucial sector for the development and stability of the country.<br />The Enhanced Agricultural Value Chains For Sustainable Livelihoods Project ( EAVS or &ldquo;the JFPR project&rdquo;) focuses on increasing farm income and &nbsp;improving the livelihoods of the rural population specially&nbsp; the potato and onion producer farmers, the JFPR project will be implemented over 48 months in the central three provinces of Afghanistan&nbsp;to reduce storage losses of potatoes and onions through constructing potato and onion storages&nbsp;towards &nbsp;an increased agricultural productivity.<br />The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock ( MAIL) has been appointed as the Implementing Agency for the project. A central management unit (PMU) based at MAIL in Kabul will be actually responsible for the implementation, working closely with the provincial departments of DAIL and the farmers community</p>
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