Afghan small holder farmers are expected to receive further assistance after the devastating earthquake and intense drought that hit the country. According to FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the Japan government will provide USD 14 million contribution to over half million Afghan people ni cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) This financial aid will support vulnerable, smallholder and landless farmers, including women and persons with disability-headed households, directly dependent on farming. FAO intends to use the resources to assist the most vulnerable Afghan farmers to increase food production capacity, protect livestock, improve food and nutrition security and rehabilitate critical small-scale community irrigation infrastructures. Last June 22, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan that left more than a thousand deaths and injuries. For further details, kindly read the full article here.
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