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  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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Provision of Technical Assistance to the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to Contribute to Strengthen the Planting Material and Horticulture Industry (Service Contract No DCI-ASIE/2010/253-072)

Country: Afghanistan

Sector(s): Agriculture and rural development

Date: 11/2010 - 03/2015

Client / Beneficiary: EU

Financing Agency: EU

Project Value: 6,099,776 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of rural livelihoods (food security and farm incomes) and thus to the overall economic recovery of Afghanistan.
The purpose of the TA contract is to enable the perennial horticulture industry to respond efficiently to domestic and export market demands.
The main tasks   is to help tthe Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) during  the process of transition in the implementation of the following activities:
• Support the MAIL in performing the public services for the horticulture industry
• Maintain and improve the full range of Afghanistan fruits and nuts trees crops variaties (National Collection of fruit varieties) in the PHD Centres and build the capacity to enable MAIL to take over this task.
• Support to the private nursery industry for the improvement of the quality of planting material.
• Foster the development of private sector association such as the Afghanistan National Nursery Growers   Association (ANNGO) and of the Afghanistan National Horticulture Development Organization (ANHDO).
• Continue to develop skilled human resources for horticulture.
• Support and advice MAIL and EU ( European Union) in the process of transition of the EU agricultural projects and related services to MAIL.
The ervices provided are:
• Project/programme
• planning,
• Technical Studies (architecture, engineering),
• Project management/coordination,
• Project/programme ,
• implementation/management,
• Training,
• Institutional capacity building/strengthening,
• Administrative assistance,
• Budget preparation and monitoring, 
• Data management and processing,
• Installation of Equipment,
• Quality control

Subsectors of activities:

• Infrastructure,
• Civil engineering,
• Agro-Industry,
• Agricultural Markets Standards,
• Farm Management, Horticulture,
• Support Services: Extension/ Crop Protection/ Agricultural Research, 
• SPS( Sanitary Phytosanitary services)/Phytosanitary & Phytopathology,
• Pesticides,
• Soils, 
• Laboratory/ Diagnostic / Set up,
•  Building and developing local capacity,
• Procurement (tenders),
• contracts/grants