Community-led food security, rehabilitation and livelihoods resilience in Takhar and Bamyan Provinces, Afghanistan | Mission East

Community-led food security, rehabilitation and livelihoods resilience in Takhar and Bamyan Provinces, Afghanistan


Project Status: 
Complete

Project Aims:

Overall objective: To strengthen the resilience and livelihood systems of food insecure communities in Takhar and Bamyan Provinces 

Specific Objectives: 

  1. Reduced physical vulnerability and livelihoods strengthening in communities through collective planning for sustainable development
  2. Increased food production and diversity resulting in improved food security and reduced dependence on food aid

Background:

The project supports rural communities in Takhar and the Central Highlands to become more resilient to natural disaster-related shocks and to changes or risks to their livelihoods. A flexible, participatory approach was employed so that community-identified priorities and action plans could be put into place, as identified by each community. The specific objectives, results and activities, were built up in a way to achieve this.

Action:

This intervention was designed to strengthen the resilience and livelihood systems of food insecure communities in Takhar and Bamyan Provinces through the production and implementation of community development plans, increased social capital through access to local networks and support structures, increased production of food through improved farming practices, and improved dietary diversity through female-led household vegetable production.Project activities  worked to increase the resilience of the target communities to natural disaster-related shocks and other risks to their livelihoods. The approach ensured active participation of communities in identifying priorities and developing the action plans put into place throughout the project, and helped to build up the capacities of both communities and district-level government agricultural workers.

Major Donor:

EuropeAid

 

Project Code:

AFG-EUA-006

 

Location:

Takhar (Mission East) and Bamyan (Medair)