Germany aids UN food and agricultural projects

In Afghanistan, returning refugees and internally displaced people will receive vegetable or pulses seeds as well as tools and fertilizer with priority given to women, FAO said in a news release in Rome. The project aims to assist in resettling returnees, increase food production and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable households. Another project will focus on training for Afghan women and men who are members of village groups for poultry and dairy production. Working with local farmers, FAO has set up milk collection centres and started poultry production for women in several Afghan cities. The project will help to extend these activities. In Lesotho and Malawi, two southern African countries with high levels of HIV/AIDS, the project will protect and improve food and nutrition security of orphans and HIV/AIDS affected children. Other projects will promote conservation agriculture in Kenya and food programmes in Brazil, Honduras and Sierra Leone. read more