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  • The Farmer Field School in a demonstration orchard in Baharak, Afghanistan. AKF is working with farmers to increase the number of orchards and improve the quality of produce. Demonstration orchards, along with a network of community and commercial nurseries are helping to revitalise the once vibrant horticultural sector.
    AKDN / Sandra Calligaro
  • A cherry and apple orchard Demonstration Plot planted in 2014 with the assistance of the Aga Khan Foundation, in Rustaq District, Takhar, Afghanistan.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • At a research station outside Ishkashim in northern Afghanistan farmers plant potato seeds until they grow into small bulbs which can then be distributed to other farmers for planting. AKDN helps establish these stations to ensure the distribution of better quality seeds and more nutritious agricultural produce. Initiatives like these are aimed at improving food security, especially during the winter period.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • A gate and shute which allows the flow of water to 400-600 new hectares of agricultural land, Zargal canal, Afghanistan. The project was funded by the European Union, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, through the Participatory Management of Irrigation System (PMIS) programme.
    AKDN / Andrew Quilty
  • Members of the Rustaq Forestry Committee have supported planting of pistachio trees to reclaim an area of previously unusable land. The committee, with the support of AKF has reforested 10 hectares of the land. The committee has also reforested 2 hectares through their own funding. The head of the Forestry Committee, Mr. Sayeed Borhan Agha proudly shows his pistachio trees.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
Agriculture and food security

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been active in Afghanistan since 2002. It implements activities in Participatory Governance, and Natural Resource Management among other activities.