Commitment to Action

Sustainable Farm Orchards and Woodlots for Income Generation

Commitment by

Global Partnership For Afghanistan

In 2006, The Global Partnership for Afghanistan (GPFA) set out to aid creation of 100 farms in rural Afghanistan. After conducting two years of background research, the organization designed a multi-dimensional approach to orchard creation: training farmers intensively in agricultural and business practices, involving women in the project, providing tools for crop cultivation and forming a farmer's association of local leaders to sustain and expand taught practices in the community. By the end of the commitment, GPFA exceeded its goals: It created 9,000 farms and planted 2.5 million trees. To date, an additional 6.5 million trees were planted and 1,000 farms were formed, numbers that continue to grow today.

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Commitment

Sustainable Farm Orchards and Woodlots for Income Generation

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$800,000

Region

Asia

Countries

AFGHANISTAN

Commitment by

Global Partnership For Afghanistan

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

12 Community Development Councils (CDCs)