Livelihood Improvement Programme Takhar (LIPT) – Bridging Phase
Widespread poverty and malnutrition, weak institutions and scarce public services characterize the environment in the mountainous areas of North-Eastern Afghanistan. The Livelihood Improvement Programme Takhar (LIPT) is improving the living conditions of the rural population in Rustaq district through income generating activities and the promotion of sustainable natural resource management techniques. This last phase will allow a significant upscaling of the successful initiatives of LIPT.
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit
Klimawandel & Umwelt
Förderung von landwirtschaftlichen Wertschöpfungskette (bis 2016)
- Farmers and communities adopt natural resource management practices to maintain/increase soil fertility, range land, water resources and forest coverage.
- Cooperative members apply improved techniques and increase the yield and quality of their produce.
- Women contribute to household income by engaging in culturally adapted and accepted economic activities.
- Natural Resource Management committees apply and disseminate new techniques.
- Farmers in the watersheds implement reforestation campaigns, pasture rehabilitation and bio-engineering measures.
- Fruit cooperatives provide training and inputs to its members.
- Cooperative members set up new orchards and vineyards.
- Women’s groups coordinate income-generating activities.
- Women improve vegetable and milk production.
- Natural Resource Management practices to reduce erosion and increase soil-fertility have been successfully implemented and are being replicated by farmers.
- Benefits of reforestation campaigns and orchard establishment are starting to materialize.
- Women’s groups have been set up and manage income-generating activities.
- The fruit cooperative is operating self-sustainably and its services benefit 250 members and other farmers.
- Twenty Natural Resource Management Committees and two Watershed Associations are well-established and have become important local governance institutions beyond their core mandate.
- Terre des Hommes Lausanne
The implementation area of LIPT is situated in North-Eastern Afghanistan. The district of Rustaq is overwhelmingly rural, with a majority of people depending on rain-fed agriculture. Rapid population growth, degradation of natural resources, effects of climate change, physical inaccessibility and insecurity in surrounding provinces contribute to poverty and vulnerability of the families in Rustaq.
Poor families in rural Rustaq district improve their livelihoods thanks to improved natural resource management and rural economic development.
The proposed bridging phase of the successful interventions under LIPT III allows integrating an additional 12 villages in the watersheds for the Natural Resource Management component and an additional 12 villages closer to Rustaq town for the Rural Economic Development component.
Resultate von früheren Phasen:
|Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren||
Coordination with a road construction project implemented in the same area by TdH together with AF Iteco: the Labour-Based Road Construction (LBRC) project and close collaboration with local authorities (district governor, district representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock).
|Budget||Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF 1'991'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF 1'834'876|
Phase 4 01.04.2016 - 31.12.2017 (Completed)Phase 3 01.04.2012 - 30.09.2017 (Completed)