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In the Race Against Climate Change, Ecosystems are Key

Climate change is testing our planet to the limit, with every single ecosystem, from forests to farmland, facing its own unique challenges.  


Greenhouse Brings Income and Hope to a Struggling Village Family

Water does not reach the hills of Nangarhar, where the ground is barren and stony and life is harsh. 48 years ago, in the small village of Kuz Metakhil, local farmer Sawri was born into a country on…  


Greenhouses: A Ray of Hope for Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan

Poppy cultivation involves a highly labor-intensive process requiring entire families to work, causing not only physical, but mental fatigue. Despite the hard work, the harvest still does not earn…  


Building Back Better: Making Sense of Drought and Resilience in Afghanistan

The 2018 Afghan drought displaced hundreds of thousands of people and left millions acutely malnourished. UN agencies and international NGOs supported the Afghan government in providing humanitarian…  


Climate Change and Disasters: How Should We Prepare for Them in Afghanistan

Today is the International Day of Disaster Reduction. But it’s also a time to talk about climate change. Why? The recent trend we see where floods, droughts and storms are on the rise is a result of…  


Fighting Corruption Increases Agricultural Yield

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan is committed to supporting the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) in the fight against corruption and efforts…  


A New Approach to the Poppy Problem

Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Afghanistan’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative, shares his view on how we can find new ways to eradicate poppy problem.  


A New Approach to the Poppy Problem

Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Afghanistan’s Senior Deputy Resident Representative, shares his view on how we can find new ways to eradicate poppy problem.  


Stoves that Save Lives and Trees

In small forest near Guldara district of Kabul, Shakila sits on a rock to rest after collecting wood for her cookstove. Her eyes water and she finds it hard to breathe, and a fit of coughing overcomes…  


Reasons to Bee Cheerful: Raising Incomes, and Letting Bees Do the Work

For Karima, one of the happiest moments of her life was when she earned her first thousand Afghani (US$ 15), when she sold a kilo of honey made from her own bee-keeping business.  

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