Project Name: Support to the Development of Agriculture Private Sector – Perennial (HPS)
Donor: European Commission (EC)
Start Date: December, 2013
End Date: December, 2017
Implementing Partner: Relief International (RI)
Contribute to the improvement of horticulture and the capacity of private sector.
- Increase capacity of the Afghan private sector nursery industry to meet the demand of Afghan farmers.
- Adaptive research provides the technical solutions to increase productivity and value.
- Pilot demonstration of enhanced post-harvest management systems and value chain development for key perennial horticulture crops.
- A strong and profitable citrus industry in eastern Afghanistan is developed
According to the HPS overall objectives, each of them can be described as:
1.1 – Support ANNGO to ensure higher standard and increased production of certified planting materials
1.2 – Improve the certification processes, including establishment of ANNGO zone offices
2.1 – Development of trials for cross-pollination/fruit characteristics and quality control procedures
2.2 – Continue the apricot and almond breeding programmes
3.1 – Analyze the grape/raisin value chain and support producers/processors/ traders meet market standards and demands and ensure traceability
3.2 – Analyze the almond value chain and support AAIDO to meet market standards and demands for almonds and nuts
3.3 – Initiate pilot activities for fresh fruit value chains
3.4 – Development of procedures to meet dried and fresh fruit quality standards through support to existing laboratories
4.1 – Analyze the citrus value chain and implement activities to increase certified production, variety and disease monitoring capacity
4.2 – Support organisational arrangements for Citrus Promotion Groups and develop marketing strategies
4.3 – Support to Public/private stakeholder coordination and partnership within the citrus industry