Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project
The Project Development Objective of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) was to strengthen the institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed.
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The Project: The project objective is being achieved through: (i) strengthening capacity in the value chain for producing certified wheat seed; (ii) preventing marketing of banned, hazardous, sub-standard, and unreliable pesticides and fertilizers; (iii) lowering the risk of introduction and spread of plant quarantine pests into the country; and (iv) improving farmers’ access to agricultural inputs of reliable quality.
• Increased wheat seed multiplication factors, ratio of foundation seed to breeder seed increased from 14 to 26, and ratio of registered seed to foundation seed increased from 9.6 to 23;
• Increase annual production of certified seed by Private Seed Enterprises from 24,000 to 30,000;
• Improved listing of plant quarantine pests and diseases;
• 180 product samples tested for pesticides residues;
• 105 bad pesticide samples intercepted by the end of the project.