Capacity Development in Support of the Strategic Grain Reserve in Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, some 7.6 million people are food-insecure and experience high levels of under-nutrition due to poverty, conflict-induced displacement, poor quality basic services, weak institutional capacities and fluctuating food prices. Recurring natural hazards and disasters such as seasonal stresses and severe climatic shocks affect some 250,000 people and constrain their food security. The prevalence of food insecurity in the northeast, central highlands and southwest regions, during winter and spring lean seasons, was evident in 2011 and 2012 when severe drought hit 14 northern and central provinces. During this time, 2.6 million affected people needed assistance to avert hunger and malnutrition. 



Afghanistan faces enormous recovery needs after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Despite recent progress, millions of Afghans still live in severe poverty with a crumbling infrastructure and a landscape that is suffering from environmental damage....