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  • Toni Greaves for Mercy Corps

Our strategy

Improve the quality of life of ordinary citizens by strengthening sustainable, legitimate livelihoods.

The context

Decades of ongoing conflict, political instability, drought and economic chaos has left Afghanistan one of the world’s poorest and unstable nations. Eighty-five percent of the population relies on agriculture and natural resource-based livelihoods, leaving them vulnerable in a precarious economy.

Our work

  • Agriculture & Food: Increasing farmers' production through training, infrastructure and links to local and global markets
  • Economic opportunity: Providing training and work opportunities in areas ranging from road-building to poultry farming
  • Water: Supporting equal, sustainable access to water resources for farmers
  • Women & Gender: Helping women learn job skills and start small businesses

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