Afghanistan: Agriculture and food security | Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) implements activities in Participatory Governance, and Natural Resource Management among other activities

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. The Farmer Field School in a demonstration orchard in Baharak. AKF is working with farmers to increase the number of orchards and improve the quality of produce. Demonstration orchards, along…

Raising food security: The Aga Khan Development Network in Madagascar

October 2018 – About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Aga Khan Development Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less…

Reflections on the Diamond Jubilee —The Ismaili, India- 28 February 2018

Jubilees have traditionally been occasions for Mawlana Hazar Imam to launch new projects and programmes, such as the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in India, which was launched during his Silver Jubilee. As we approach the end of Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to India, we asked Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India Chief Executive…

Aga Khan’s Sh7bn project to generate new 5,000 jobs | The Citizen Tanzania

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
February 2, 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is implementing an agro-business project that will create 200 enterprises and generate at least 5,000 jobs in Lindi and Mtwara regions. The AKF senior programme officer for Enterprise and Economic Development, Ms Tahira Nizari, told The Citizen here yesterday…

Caritas project with German 4,7 m € fund to support year-round food security in Northern and Western Afghanistan

Caritas international, in cooperation with its partners Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Cordaid, will implement the project “Mitigating Migration Causes by Strengthening Local Coping Strategies in Afghanistan” in Balkh, Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Herat provinces. The project is funded by the German Federal Government with a grant of 4.700.000,00 Euro and set to run for…

Om Habibeh Foundation and Aswan Directorate of Agriculture to Support 5,000 Farmers — Aga Khan Development Network|Technical assistance for 11.000 farmers

Aswan, June 2015 – The Aswan Directorate of Agriculture (DOA) and the Om Habibeh Foundation signed a five year Co-operation Agreement that will increase and strengthen partnership in the field of agriculture within Aswan Governorate. The Co-operation Agreement was signed by Ms. Mofida Al Kholy, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Mr. Malik Kotadia,…

Making a Difference, Empowering the Future — Karen Ann Monsy’s article at Khaleej Times com on Sarah Hashwani|Creating projects to help Pakistan honeybee farming

Sarah Hashwani, chairperson of Pakistan’s Hashoo Foundation, on creating projects to help the country’s NEEDY stand on their own feet Life Lessons: (above) A woman learns honeybee farming, as part of the Foundation’s award-winning empowerment project  Thirty-four-year old Sarah Hashwani is the youngest of five siblings born to business tycoon Sadruddin Hashwani. By the time…

earthrise — Pesticide Free Farming in India & Eco-Friendly Fashion — Video

Source Al Jazeera English Published on 10 Jul 2013 earthrise explores solutions to today’s environmental challenges, taking an upbeat look at ecological, scientific, technological and design projects the world over. A revolutionary experiment in sustainable agriculture is showing impressive results in south India. Urban planners combine economic growth with environmental initiatives and tackling the environmental…

Kyrgyz Family ‘Stars’ in International Mountain Day Campaign

Asylkan Amanov (left), Kyrgyz farmer, receives a diploma from the Food and Agriculture Organization’s representative in Bishkek, acknowledging her contribution to rural women and livelihoods. Amanov is the “face” of International Mountain Day 2014. Photo: Mountain Partnership/ Alma Uzbekova It was a surprise when Asylkan and Saparbek Amanov, from the village of Janbulak, in the…

Biolandbau: Mehr Erträge als gedacht — ORF Österreich (In German language on Organic farming)

Das Hauptargument für konventionelle Landwirtschaft sind die höheren Erträge: Der umweltfreundlichere Biolandbau könne für den wachsenden Welthunger einfach nicht genug produzieren. Einer Studie zufolge sind die Unterschiede gar nicht so drastisch und ließen sich mit gezielten Maßnahmen weiter verringern.   Dass ökologischer Anbau für die Natur “gesünder” ist als die klassische Landwirtschaft, gilt als relativ…

Great Quest Announces a New Partnership With the Aga Khan Development Network — Stockhouse com Press Release

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – July 23, 2014) – Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd (TSX VENTURE:GQ)(FRANKFURT:GQM) (“the Company”) is pleased to report the commencement of second year demonstrations of the company’s direct application phosphate project. Work continues with government partner the institut pour economique Developpment (“IER”) a division of Mali’s ministry of Agriculture. In addition, Great Quest…

Saving the Bees with Policy Change — by Hanna Jacunski on New Europe EU

While Europe is ahead of America in bee health, it still has huge steps to take Pollinators, like this bee collecting pollen in Germany in April 2011, face very serious health concerns and potential extinction In the list of important global issues, a honeybee might rank below nuclear armaments or human rights violations. But if…

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representative — Kabar news

Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representation in the KR Nurjehan Mavani ***** Bishkek, June 17 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhomart Otorbaev received head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in Kyrgyzstan Nurjehan Mawani, the Government’s press service reports. Opening the meeting, Otorbaev thanked AKDN for assistance in…

Modern Orchard Techniques Flourish in an Ancient Afghan Valley — Balkh province farmers says it is more profitable to grow fruit than opium poppies

Local farmer Ahmad Shah (55) in his orchard where he grows pomegranates, almonds and figs. Graham Crouch / World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS Fruit farmers whose families have tended orchards for decades in Balkh province are now using new techniques and tools to increase their yield and income. High-density planting in new orchards is also showing…

Pistachio: From Kerman (Iran) to California(USA) — Pistachio tree “the single most successful plant introduction of the 20th century.” Article and photos on Saudi Aramco World com

(…) The pistachio trees at Wolfskill Experimental Orchard allow botanists to continue research into Kerman and other new, promising pistachio varieties. In 1957, a small experimental orchard in Chico, California distributed to commercial nut-growers a promising new variety of pistachio tree from Iran, called Kerman. The United States Department of Agriculture wanted to see how…