FILLING AFGHANISTAN'S BREAD BASKET

Wheat is the single most important staple crop in Afghanistan, and therefore a strategic value chain for the Afghan government in general and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in particular.

Wheat processing also produced byproducts that are of importance to the livestock industry.

Since 2010, the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) has provided several loans to flour mills around the country. Most recently the ADF provided a loan to a Flour Mill company based in Kabul, with the fundamental purpose of enabling the company to increase throughput by procuring domestically grown wheat.

This ADF loan is strengthening and expanding on the concept of producer networks, a scheme that the company has been promoting in Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, Samangan, Baghlan, and Jawzjan provinces.

The loan is supporting the industry in several ways: a) the company's efficiency has substantially increased from using 30 percent of its installed capacity to 80 a current percent, b) increasing effective demand for wheat, while strengthening the vertical coordination along the value chain, and c) Increasing output with positive effects on food availability. The latter has allowed the cmpany to become a regular supplier to the World Food Program.

To date ADF has approved loans for over US$76million. These loans are directly benefiting over 20,000 farmers in 30 provinces. The work carried out by this company is one of several examples of how credit is supporting the growth of agriculture value-chains.

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MAIN OFFICE (KABUL)
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Jamal Meena, District# 12,
Kabul-Afghanistan. Phone: +93(0)20 250 48 35/+93(0)790444111
Email: info@adf-af.org/Samiullah_ehsas@adf-af.org

REGIONAL OFFICES 

BALKH
Welayat Street, Bagh-e-Hozur, ACCI Building Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh, Email: Jawedahmad_khiabani@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)799 123 451

 HERAT
Herat Business Center, 4th Floor, Room #203, Herat Afghanistan, Email: Jamshid_karimi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)799 125 458
BAMYAN
Behind Bazar-e-Bamyan, Near Park-e-Sulh of DAIL, Second House, Bamyan, Afghanistan, Email: GhulamHussain_Muhammadi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)791 923 045
 NANGARHAR
House # 1, Street # 5, Rokhan Meena, District 4, Jalalabad City, Nangarhar, Email: MuhammadAminSharifi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)796 148 078

KANDAHAR
Second Square, Aino Mina, ACCI Building, Ground Floor Office # 19,Kandahar City, Kandahar, Email: Mirwaisazizi_afghan@adf-af.org 
Phone: +93(0)797 423 983

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