~~A. PROJECT BACKGROUND
The vision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is to restore Afghanistan’s agricultural economy through increasing production and productivity, natural resource management, improved physical infrastructure and market development. As a part of that vision, the New Horticulture Cooperatives Development Project (NHCDP) is an agricultural cooperative development program of the Government of Afghanistan funded by Agency Française de Development (AFD).
The Project aims to increase horticultural production in the regions surrounding Kabul, Parwan and Kapisa to improve quality standards and to promote marketing, with a view to contributing to the development of the local and national economy.
The New Horticulture Cooperatives Development Project (NHCP) have four components: (1) Increase Horticulture Production and Productivity, (2) Establishment of Group of Farmers Development Fund, (3) Promote the Quality and Marketing of the Products, and (4) Capacity Building and Advisory Services.