Livestock and Agriculture

The Community Agriculture and Live Stock Project (CLAP) aims to increase agricultural and livestock productivity, and improve food security, for almost 170,000 rural households in selected districts of Kabul, Parwan and Logar provinces. The project also aims to reduce gender disparities by increasing the social and economic status of women. CLAP focuses on enhancing productive assets, skills, services, technologies and income opportunities in the targeted households. The target group includes small-scale farmers and livestock-keepers, including landless households; women and female-headed households; and resettled and nomadic Kuchi people. The project consists of three following components:

(a) Community Development:
including productive Infrastructures and Institutional Strengthening: This component aims at strengthening the capacity of local communities by supporting the construction of small-scale infrastructure aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity, as well as the capacity of community organizations and local government agencies to address issues of ownership and sustainability.

(b) Livestock and Agriculture Development:
This component aims at reducing poverty and enhancing food security. Strong emphasis will be placed on women-headed households and the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals within the rural communities by introducing appropriate livestock and agricultural practices and packages, and, to limited extent, supporting value-chain development and linkages to markets.

(c) Project Management:
Policy Support, and Young Professionals Program: This component aims at enhancing Project coordination providing technical support to the project support Team. The project shall also finance Young Professionals Program as well as the Policy Support Fund and Special Financing Facility.

CLAP is funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and implemented by Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, where MRRD through Citizens’ Charter program will provide technical assistance for implementation CLAP’s component one.