PSI Plus project GAP-Center Afghanistan
Agriculture is important to Afghan society. However, the present deadlock of low income, ignorance and low investment and non regulation, prohibit the establishment of a reliable private agricultural supplies and extension service. Much formal and informal energy and resources are dedicated to promote agricultural development are therefore wasted. A sustainable supply of inputs and expertise is considered crucial to advance farming beyond subsistence level. This project will provide and promote local supplies and expertise required to meet GAP standards. Reliable agricultural expertise and supplies, adapted to local farming, are the missing link to local agricultural development as promoted by Governmental agencies, NGO’s and private farmers. Recent EU expansion has shown that GAP is key to increased food security, social and economic development and trade.