Small Farmer Livelihoods and Income Enhancement in Baghlan Province

Small Farmer Livelihoods and Income Enhancement in Baghlan Province

Donor: Germany

Budget: $ 2.040,000

Duration: Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Location: Baghlan

Status: Ongoing

Objective: Increased income levels for small farmers in the Baghlan province through improved farmers organization, productivity gains, value addition and market access

Components
Capacity building and education, Livelihood
Progress/ Achievements

  • 600 stone fruit orchards established with planting 36000 saplings
  • 200 vineyards established through plantation of 20,000 saplings
  • 6000 pullets distributed to 400 beneficiaries
  • 300 farmers completed two months extension course
  • 1400 beneficiaries attended literacy course (60% female)
  • 220,000 hybrid poplar cuttings distributed to 240 beneficiaries
  • 300 honey bee beehives distributed to 200 beneficiaries
  • 500,000 cabbage & cauliflower seedlings distributed to 250 beneficiaries
  • 9,172kg legumes seed distributed to 300 beneficiaries as intercrop
  • Tomato seedlings distributed to 600 beneficiaries (each beneficiary received 2000 seedlings)
  • Paddy rice demo plot established for 32 beneficiaries
  • Sunflower and soybean seed distributed to 200 beneficiaries
  • Artificial insemination centre rehabilitated and equipped at DAIL
  • 400 women trained in Tomato Processing
  • 200 beneficiaries trained in Livestock Management
  • 20 beneficiaries trained in Solar fruit drying
  • 300 farmers trained in Horticulture courses
  • 200 farmers trained on viticulture
  • Cleaning of 5km of canal (2000 farming families benefited)
  • Distribution of 200kg fodder crop to the farmers
  • Distribution 22 sprayers 440 shovels and pruning shears to 22 cooperative members