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2 September 2016

Improving Nutrition with Fortified Flour in Afghanistan

Tucked away on an industrial estate in the urban area of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the Bakhtar Flour Mill may seem an unlikely location for a project that not only supports smallholder farmers, but also helps to improve the nutrition of hundreds of thousands of Afghans. 

Food For Assets
17 August 2016

Helping Returnees Rebuild Their Lives

In the remote district of Deh Sabz in the central highlands, locals are eagerly awaiting the completion of a new village access road that will enable children to get to school faster and improve access to markets and healthcare facilities.

12 August 2016

Sharing Humanity: Wahida's Story

Being a humanitarian in Afghanistan isn’t an easy job, especially for a woman. Wahida Azizi shares her story about working to end hunger in her country, the third in our series featuring WFP workers in the countdown to World Humanitarian Day. 

11 August 2016

Cultivating Hope: WFP Asset Creation Programme Helps Afghan Women Feed Their Families

Through a farming project in Afghanistan, 100 vulnerable women are learning income generating skills and business management including vegetable cultivation, food processing and using new agricultural technology, enabling them to produce and package their vegetables for the market. 

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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.

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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.   

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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. 

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