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Afghanistan IPC Acute district level analysis of North East Region (23-30 November 2014)

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Response needs-Badakhshan

Agriculture: due to high elevation the province mostly cultivate single crop. Major crop is wheat but replaced by maize at higher altitude. Almost 80% of the area is rainfed. Eastern districts of the province has some irrigated land, while in the EastNorth, rainfed area is more under cultivation. In these districts agriculture activities can be planned in order to increase the productivity;

  1. Crop selection: At higher altitude, wheat productivity declines, while maize productivity increases or remain the same. Farmers should be encouraged to cultivate more maize 2. High yielding varieties of Maize should be disseminated for better production and adaptation.

  2. Wheat improved seed is lacking in the area… need interventions 4. Use of fertilizer is bear minimum.. Can be supported 5. Crop diversification: It is very important to diversify the crops to focus more on horticulture and vegetable. Most of the fruits and vegetable come from neighboring provinces. A number of fruits plants can be introduced both for irrigated as well as rainfed.

  3. Afforestation is one of the major potential activity.

  4. Support in irrigation channels can help increase productivity.