Increasing Food and Nutritional Security in Afghanistan through Crop Diversification of Wheat Based Cropping Systems

Published on 29 November 2010

Research Areas

Countries

Timeline

Start Date: 15 May 2009 | End Date: 30 June 2011

Overview

Goal: The overall project goal is to increase the food security of poor, rural households and to reduce malnutrition, especially among women and children through the promotion of legume production.

Objectives: The project objectives are to undertake applied and participatory adaptive research on selected high yielding food legume varieties, taking into account the biophysical and socio-economic
circumstances in the country, as a basis to then develop appropriate agricultural technological packages for wide dissemination and subsequent adoption by Afghan farmers. The focus shall be on documenting and demonstrating the value of legume production in terms of soil fertilization and of legume consumption in terms of nutritional value.

One Response to “Increasing Food and Nutritional Security in Afghanistan through Crop Diversification of Wheat Based Cropping Systems”

  1. pratap says:

    hi,
    Is it possible to give names of different verities of wheat in Afghanistan ?

    Pratap Sinha
    International Advisor,
    Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development,
    Govt. of Afghanistan.

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