Improved Farming and Livelihoods for Women
“We are no longer the same women as we were last year. We have changed in 1 year, or even made 10 years’ worth of improvement!” says Ghuncha Gul. “If there was no greenhouse we would not have achieved this change.”
In their village in Injil district, Ghuncha Gul and her fellow women are bringing change to their village and contributing to economic development in Afghanistan.
“It may be just a small greenhouse, but our ingenuity and dreams have no limit," she adds.
To diversify livelihoods and improve women’s economic freedom, UNDP has implemented several other projects in Herat districts. These include: 6 raisin houses, 10 greenhouses, 1 apiary, and kitchen gardens for 30 women.
UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP), is a five-year project, made possible by the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund. Over the next three years, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, UNDP will implement more than 100 livelihoods projects, including building more greenhouses and training farmers on food processing and food storage, as well as protecting 800 hectares of land from flooding, irrigate 4,000 hectares of agricultural land and repairing 30 canals.
Other UNDP environment projects are helping people adapt and find jobs in the face of climate change, bringing clean power to rural areas, preparing for natural disasters, establishing and protecting national parks, and conserving biodiversity for future generations
© UNDP Afghanistan / S. Omer Sadaat / 2017