2006/07 IFDC Corporate Report
The Agricultural Marketing and Production Support (AMPS) project, implemented by IFDC in Afghanistan, aimed to strengthen the country's agri-input system and increase farmer participation in legal crop production. The project provided agricultural inputs and post-harvest support to farmers in 10 provinces, focusing on cultivating marketable crops. The project received funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID). The objectives of AMPS included increasing crop yields and quality, improving crop marketing efficiency, and enhancing the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) capacity to serve farmers. Through the project, over 200,000 farmers received agricultural input packages, and the quality of fertilizers supplied to farmers was ensured through rigorous testing. AMPS also contributed to developing agri-input dealer associations and facilitated market linkages between farmers and dealers. The success of AMPS led to the continuation of agricultural market development efforts in Afghanistan through the Accelerated Sustainable Agriculture Program (ASAP) and the Food for Agricultural Revitalization and Market Systems (FARMS) project. These initiatives aimed to strengthen the agri-input marketing system further, improve irrigation practices, enhance crop production, and promote value addition in the agricultural sector.
Crop production, Agricultural development