Regional Agricultural Development Program-West (RADP-W)

Project Dates: August 2014 - September 2016
Afghanistan is working to strengthen the agriculture sector in western provinces, where a significant portion of the population relies on farming and agribusinesses.

The agriculture sector plays a critical role in western Afghanistan, employing 80 percent of the population and contributing to one-third of the country’s gross domestic product. The USAID Regional Agricultural Development Program-West (RADP-W) worked with local partners to promote sustainable agriculture, improve agricultural productivity, and increase food and economic security in the region. RADP-W strengthened the capacity of farmers, farmers’ associations, and agribusinesses all along the value chain in western Afghanistan, focusing on the wheat, high-value crop, and livestock subsectors. The program also supported policy, legal, and regulatory changes to improve the business environment for Afghan farmers. By increasing the overall efficiency of western Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, RADP-W and its partners spearheaded long-lasting change and inclusive economic growth in the region.