BADAKHSHAN, 12 September 2018 - Harvest time in Argo district, Badakhshan province. Agriculture has traditionally dominated Afghanistan’s economy and contributed for a large part to its growth. About 70 percent of Afghans live and work in rural areas, mostly on farms, and 61 percent of all households derive income from agriculture. The UN provides among others, support to improve agricultural productive capacity. This year, farmers are suffering from a drought that is affecting the majority of the country.
Photo UNAMA / Shamsuddin Hamedi.