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Household Food and Livelihood Security Project (HFLS)

$15 million to support efforts to rehabilitate and improve the efficacy of traditional water management systems and enhance sustainable and resilient livelihoods and nutrition among the most food insecure.
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Challenge

Afghanistan is considered one of the most fragile countries in the world, with nearly 55% of the 32.2 million population living below the national poverty line. As of 2019, over 41% of children under five years are stunted, 14% wasted, and 25% of the same age group are severely or moderately underweight. Latest estimate suggests that over 2.6 million people have been internally displaced and over four million live in neighboring countries as refugees due to conflict, drought, and floods. Conflict and climate related disasters worsen fragility and the extreme poverty and deprivation in the country. 
 

Solution

The Household Food and Livelihood Security Project (HFLS) aims to improve food security and resilience among some of the poorest households in selected districts of rural Afghanistan by facilitating improved and sustainable water management in selected micro-watersheds by rehabilitating and improving the efficacy of traditional water management systems such as Kareez water supply systems, community flood management and on-farm water saving; and promoting and enhancing sustainable and resilient livelihoods and nutrition among the most food insecure and vulnerable households in selected areas of rural Afghanistan.

Project Status

Under Preperation

Country

Afghanistan

Funding

Public

Focus area

  • Fragility

Supervising entity

ADB FAO

Work with Us

The Global Agriculture & Food Security Program (GAFSP) is dedicated to fighting hunger, malnutrition, and poverty in low-income countries by supporting resilient and sustainable agricultural systems that benefit and empower poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers. Since its inception in 2010, GAFSP has received contributions totaling $1.7 billion from Australia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with funds going to countries that have strategic, innovative, and credible plans already in place to improve agricultural productivity and food security.

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