Vision, Mission and Objectives

Vision:

To restore Afghanistan’s licit agricultural economy through empowered human resource, agricultural production and productivity, natural resource management and improved physical infrastructure and market development.

 

Mission:

To restore Afghanistan's licit agricultural economy through increasing production and productivity, natural resource management, improved physical infrastructure and market development.

 

Objectives:

MAIL's med-term and long term objectives:

Short Term Objectives

Long Term Objecftives

Agriculture Production & Productivity

Cereal/Industrial Crops

  • Supply of quality seed to farmers (2yrs)
  • Regulated fertilizer production and distribution in place
  • Best practice and technology information widely disseminated
  • Availability of financial services
  • Capacity development

Horticulture

  • Development of on-farm irrigation
  • Specialized horticulture survey
  • Horticulture management information
  • Education programmes
  • Construction of 2 research facilities

Livestock

  • Stimulate increased production & productivity
  • Improve public vet systems
  • Capacity development programmes

Kuchi issues

  • Animal health & production

Cereal/Industrial Crops

  • Development of needs-based input and service provision packages
  • Dissemination of information & distribution of inputs as per demand
  • Availability and accessibility of financial services
  • Capacity of farmers and input service providers strengthened

Horticulture

  • Nil

Livestock

  • Stimulate increased livestock production & productivity
  • Prevention & control of major contagious animal diseases and zoonoses
  • Ongoing capacity development programmes
  • Improve veterinary education

Kuchi issues

  • Improve pasture utilization
  • Protection of migration routes
  • Increased diversification and intensification

Natural Resource Management

NRM Surveillance, Planning & Regulation

  • Mapping natural resources & Land use

Protection & Conservation

  • Nil

Community-Based NRM

  • Assessment of experiences and potential for up-scaling land use planning
  • Establishment of land use working group

NRM Surveillance, Planning & Regulation

  • Commencement of NRM monitoring scheme

Protection & Conservation

  • Strengthen forest & rangeland rehabilitation, protection & conservation
  • Establishment & management of protected areas
  • Watershed development

Community-Based NRM

  • Promotion of participatory land use planning
  • Integration of watershed development into land use planning
  • Kuchi issues
  • Holistic approach to resource management

Economic Regeneration

Policy Framework & Legal Environment for Agribusiness

  • Set up working group

Organisational Development and Capacity Building for Producer & Business Groups

  • Training & capacity building

Support to Value Added Agriculture Production

  • Expansion of trade fairs
  • Piloting cold storage facilities

Development of Market Linkages and MIS

  • Expand dissemination of timely market information

Agriculture Credit Product Development

  • Analysis of credit needs

Policy Framework & Legal Environment for Agribusiness

  • Business & investment laws

 


Organisational Development and Capacity Building for Producer & Business Groups

  • Support to private service providers, inputs & outputs
  • Support to establishing export associations

 

Support to Value Added Agriculture Production

  • Nil

Development of Market Linkages and MIS

  • Support to marketing Coops

Agriculture Credit Product Development

  • Joint development of financial products to support production and marketing

Programme Support & Change Management

Establishment of Change Management Entity

  • Planning & establishment of MAIL Change Management
  • Change management network

Capacity Development of CM Team

  • Assess and indentify skills of the team
  • Coaching & training

Development of CM Strategy

  • Clearly identify goals and establish priorities

Plan & Implement Information & Communication for CM Process

  • Analyze and classify target groups
  • Implementation of communications strategy

Implementation of Structural Change

  • Detailed road map
  • Present structure of each core utility

Preparation of Terms of Reference

Implementation of Capacity Building Programme

  • Determine capacity and learning needs
  • Develop & implement capacity development programme

Monitor Process

Emergency Coordination Programme

Programme Strategy and Implementation

  • Fund raising activities
  • Hire of international Emergency Food Coordinator
  • Hire of qualified national team
  • Secondment of FS experts from UN organisations
  • Unit housed at MAIL
  • Functioning business processes
  • Functioning communications

Establish FS Situational Analysis Capability

  • Quarterly nationwide assessments of chronic food security/insecurity
  • Media information dissemination

Establish FS Response Capability

  • Response analysis base on international standards
  • Response plans comparable with international standards
  • Evidence based targeted appeals

Establish FS Implementation Capability

  • Public FS website
  • Online forum
  • Food & Agriculture emergency updates
  • Regular briefings for President
  • Dissemination of cluster meeting information
  • Regular District/Provincial briefings

Establish FS M&E Capability

  • Internal & external monitoring reports
  • Regular discussions with international community
  • Regular monitoring for food distribution
  • Regular recommendation for food distribution
  • Regular external reports on food for work, education, literacy, health and other needs

Top Five priority projects:

  • Wheat seed, to be bought from farmers now and distributed in September (US$ 32.4m for this year);
  • Land Lease Reform, helping farmers lease unused government land quickly and fairly, bringing rent to government and more productivity for farmers (US$ 3m, 3 years);
  • Accessible credit for farmers to borrow money legally and efficiently (US$2.3m, 3 years);
  • Change Management, internal reforms making MAIL work better and faster (US$ 3.5m 1 year of 3 years in total);
  • CARD (Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development facility) a new, joint MAIL/MRRD project to identify gaps in development then find partners to fill the gaps -- such a fixing a single broken bridge or unbuilt bazaar that makes other existing projects have bigger impact. US$ 81m, 3 years).