This presentation is an introduction to a project approved for funding
by the RALF Project Review Panel. The Project Proposal Document is
An estimated 20 - 30% of rural Afghans are said to be at least partially
dependent on opium poppies, either by growing it or as labourers who
tend and harvest the crop. The proposed project aims to promote
alternative livelihoods by examining ways to increase household income
using existing land, labour and water resources and small amounts of
additional purchased inputs. The income would come from the higher
outputs and sales of milk products from well-fed and healthy cows and to
a lesser extent from goats and sheep.
RALF, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 11 pp.
Improved Rural Incomes from Better Forage Production and Sales of Milk Production