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Purchase for Progress
16 June 2016

Sowing The Seeds Of Nutrition As WFP’s Soya Beans Project Takes Root In Afghanistan

WFP works with farmers in Afghanistan to cultivate soy beans - both to fight malnutrition and as an economic investment.

Cash and Vouchers
1 March 2016

WFP Supports Afghanistan’s Most Vulnerable People Through Difficult Winter

Across Afghanistan, WFP is using cash-based transfers and has pre-positioned vital supplies to ensure that those who need it most have food during the winter months.

Purchase for Progress
24 February 2016

Radio Days In Afghanistan

Getting accurate and reliable market information has always been challenging for farmers living in Afghanistan’s remote rural areas. But a community-based radio is now playing a role in filling the information gap, reducing transaction costs and increasing farmers’ incomes.

11 February 2016

Afghanistan: Working On Warehouse Wisdom

In disaster and conflict prone Afghanistan, WFP is helping the government and local Red Crescent Society to prepare for future catastrophes by building capacity through training in warehouse management.   

Purchase for Progress
15 December 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Women Farmers Grow More To Increase Income, Feed Their Families

In Afghanistan, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is training women farmers to get more from their land, increase their income and improve family nutrition.

Logistics
8 December 2015

Afghanistan: Emergency Airlifts To Serve The Humanitarian Community

AFGHANISTAN - Where roads are insecure and those in need of help are often in the most inaccessible parts of the country, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) can sometimes be the only option for delivering much needed humanitarian assistance, moving aid workers and relocating people in times of crisis. 

Responding to Emergencies
15 November 2015

Afghanistan: Helping Kunduz Displaced To Survive At A Critical Time

Since late September, WFP has been providing emergency food assistance to people escaping the recent conflict in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan.

Purchase for Progress
3 November 2015

Afghanistan: Innovative Initiatives To Achieve Zero Hunger

As part of its efforts to achieve Zero Hunger in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working, since 2006, with smallholder farmers, traders, commercial millers and Afghan factories to stimulate local food production, connect farmers to markets, and promote the entire food value chain by raising awareness about locally produced nutritious foods. The food value chain development has the potential to create job opportunities and provide reliable income sources to vulnerable families across the country.

2 November 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Afghanistan

Afghanistan faces enormous humanitarian challenges after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Just a week ago, an earthquake hit the northern regions of the country killing hundreds and causing extensive damage in mountainous areas. Here are ten facts to help you understand the food and nutrition situation in this country. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

22 September 2015

Afghanistan - Reinforcing Smallholder Farmers

In Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) reinforces smallholder farmers ‘capacity to transform agriculture, increase incomes and improve households’ access to nutritious foods.

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