A MADERA-led consortium of Afghanistan-based NGOs (GPFA, CHA, ADA, SAB, MADERA) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is currently working on the implementation of a 40 month project aiming at supporting the fruit tree nursery industry in the Afghan provinces of Herat, Nangahar, Laghman, Kunar, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Wardak and Paktya.
In cooperation with the Afghan National Nursery Growers Association (ANNGO), this project builds on the work and outcomes of previous projects in the field of perennial horticulture, including the Perennial Horticulture Development Project (PHDP).
The French NGO Mission d'Aide au Developpement des Economies Rurales - Afghanistan (MADERA) has been awarded a grant by KZE /Misereor to facilitate a people-led development programme in the Behsud area of Wardak province focusing on agricultural development and income-generating activities.
Kabul, 17 October 2010
Supported by the French Agency for Development (AFD), MADERA fosters the development of rural development activities in Wardak province (Central Afghanistan). The 33 month AFD-funded programme will reach over 10,000 beneficiaries in both Behsud I and Behsud II districts.
Focusing on the improvement and diversification of farming production, livestock management and practices and support in community rangeland regeneration, the programme gives continuity to former actions implemented by MADERA in the region.
Supported by the Comité Interministériel sur l'Aide Alimentaire (CIAA) and the Embassy of France in Afghanistan, the non-governmental organization Mission d'Aide au Développement des Economies Rurales - Afghanistan (MADERA) is currently implementing a Food Aid project aiming to assist the population of flood-affected areas of Wardak province, Afghanistan, to cover part of their basic food needs and thereby prevent further deterioration of their food security situation.
According to a Food Security and Needs Assessment conducted by MADERA in November 2009 in the districts of …
Kabul, 1 September 2010
The non-governmental organization Mission d'Aide au Développement des Economies Rurales - Afghanistan (MADERA) has launched a new three-year European Union-funded project to improve food security in vulnerable areas of Wardak province in Afghanistan.
The project aims to recover the livestock sector and to increase food production and sources of income in two districts of Wardak province.
MADRE joined organizations from around the world in calling on the Donors' Conference on Haiti to adopt a human rights-based approach to rebuilding Haiti.
Attendees of the conference include: United States, Canada, France, Japan, EU (presidency with Spain until July 2010), Spain, Korea, Germany, Finland, Norway, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Singapore, Kuwait, Qatar, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
A copy will also be sent to: Haiti, IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development …
The French NGOs who actively assist the Afghan population, and have done so in some cases for 30 years, are extremely concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, despite the progress which has been made.
The situation has deteriorated on a regular basis, from conference to conference, since the Bonn conference in November 2001. We are afraid that the London conference on January 28th will be the umpteenth conference without any tangible results. Today, everyone agrees that there can be no military solution.
In December 2008, with the support of the Embassy of France in Afghanistan, the non-governmental organization Mission d'Aide au Développement des Economies Rurales - Afghanistan (MADERA) provided emergency relief to 21,000 people in remote rural areas of Ghor province.
Ghor province, like the rest of Afghanistan, experienced a very severe drought and low harvests in 2008.
Between October and December 2008, the non-governmental organization Mission d'Aide au Développement des Economies Rurales - Afghanistan (MADERA) assisted around 60,000 people in remote rural areas of Ghor and Wardak provinces of Afghanistan, with the support of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO).
MADERA implemented an employment creation project in the two provinces which enabled the beneficiaries to earn an income and secure sufficient food supplies for the winter period.
Les ONG signataires de cet appel, qui travaillent depuis de nombreuses années sur le terrain aux cotés des Afghans, alertent les parlementaires français sur les dangers d'une lecture exclusivement militaire de la crise afghane et sur le nécessaire renforcement d'une aide humanitaire et de développement aux populations de l'Afghanistan.
Leurs principales recommandations portent sur les points suivants :
1) Les aides à la société civile et à la reconstruction demeurent les leviers essentiels du retour à la paix et du développement en Afghanistan.
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, expresses grave concern for the safety of Palestinian, Israeli, and Lebanese civilians as a "two-front war" looms in the Middle East.
MADERA a condamné sans équivoque les attentats du 11 septembre contre les Etats Unis. Elle se félicite de la mobilisation des Etats pour éradiquer le terrorisme international. Il aura fallu ces crimes monstrueux pour mobiliser l'attention du monde sur l'Afghanistan.