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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
  • In Afghanistan, AKF works with rural communities in mountainous, remote or resource poor areas to improve the quality of life in the areas of natural resource management, market development, governance, education and health.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • Bee-keepers in Kalafghan District, Takhar Province who have been supported by the Aga Khan Foundation in their business. They now collect 1.5 tonnes of honey per year and sell it for 400 Afghanis per kg.
    AKF / Andrew Quilty
  • 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
  • In Afghanistan, with the support of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the United States, the remote communities of Brughel and Chehel Kahn in Wakhan, Badakhshan are building micro-hydropower units to increase access to reliable and renewable energy.
    AKDN / Andrew Quilty
Rural development

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been active in Afghanistan since 2002. It implements activities in Participatory Governance, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, Non-Farm Enterprise and Employment, Access to Finance and Productive Physical Infrastructure.