Livelihood Improvement Programme Takhar (LIPT) – Bridging Phase

Projet terminé

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.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Agriculture et sécurité alimentaire
Changement climatique & environnement
Développement de la chaîne de valeur agricole (til 2016)
Ressources en eau à usage agricole
Politique de l’environnement
01.04.2016 - 31.12.2017
CHF 1'991'000

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.

Groupes cibles

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.
Overall, approximately 4500 additional families (an estimated 20’000 people) will benefit from the extension. Support to the approximately 40’000 beneficiaries already covered by LIPT III will continue with a focus on capacity building and consolidation of the achievements.

Effets à moyen terme
  • 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.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • 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.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

  • 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.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisation suisse à but non lucratif
  • Terre des Hommes Lausanne

Autres partenaires


Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

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 Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'991'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   1'834'876
Phases du projet

Phase 4 01.04.2016 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.04.2012 - 30.09.2017   (Completed)