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Improved Rural Incomes from Better Forage Production and Sales of Milk Production

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Asia and the Pacific
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Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses

This presentation is an introduction to a project approved for funding by the RALF Project Review Panel. The Project Proposal Document is also available.

An estimated 20 – 30% of rural Afghans are said to be at least partially dependent on opium poppies, either by growing it or as labourers who tend and harvest the crop. The proposed project aims to promote alternative livelihoods by examining ways to increase household income using existing land, labour and water resources and small amounts of additional purchased inputs. The income would come from the higher outputs and sales of milk products from well-fed and healthy cows and to a lesser extent from goats and sheep.