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The man-made tragedy combined by the natural disasters like; earthquakes, floods, and droughts heavily affected the Afghan people, their livelihood, infrastructure and socio-economic structure, the negative impacts of which are particularly felt in the rural Afghanistan where more than 70% of the population lives, and agriculture is the main source of their income.
Food security depends on agriculture, which further relies on sufficient water, functioning irrigation system, adequate rainfall and a fertile soil. SADA therefore gives special attention for upgrading the agriculture & irrigation in the country.
During the past two and a half decades SADA has successfully implemented numerous agriculture and irrigation projects in Zabul, Uruzgan, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.
The projects included; the establishment of the fruit-trees nurseries and orchard development, construction of water-wells, distribution of improved seeds and fertilizer agriculture program, rehabilitation of traditional Karezes and canals, construction and restoration of NAWARS, the livelihood improvement projects, the plantation of hundred-thousand fruits and non-fruits trees. Furthermore, SADA has trained thousands of farmers and small agri-businesses owners on improved and modern agriculture and irrigation techniques and market development strategies.
SADAs’ partners and donors in the agriculture and irrigation sector includes; the Royal Netherland Embassy, ZAO Refugee Care, UNFAO, DFID, Afghan government and PRT Kandahar.
Currently, SADA has a separate department of agriculture and irrigation, which is run by a qualified and vastly-experienced team.
SADA is highly interested in exploring new partnerships in this sector. For SADAs’ agriculture and irrigation projects and programs, please kindly refer to the updated factsheet.
Decades of war in Afghanistan had a shocking effect on its people, infrastructure, and the socio-economic structure. The manmade disaster, compounded by the natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and drought took a heavy toll on the Afghan people and their livelihood. The negative impacts of these were particularly felt in the rural Afghanistan where more than 70% of the population lives, and agriculture is the mainstay of theirs and the country’s economy. Events of September 11, 2001, focused the attention of the international community on Afghanistan once again to rejuvenate its economy and reestablish food security in the country. Food security depends on agriculture which relies on sufficient water, functioning irrigation system, adequate rainfall, and a fertile soil. Knowing the importance and desire for a better agriculture & irrigation system in the country, SADA considered the rehabilitation of agriculture & irrigation infrastructure as one of the main and important components of its development strategy.
Since then SADA actively involved in implementing the agriculture & irrigation infrastructures development programs, and carried out numerous projects. The MFS agriculture development project (funded by ZOA Refugee Care Afghanistan), the Fruit Trees Nurseries & Orchard development project (funded by the Royal Netherland Embassy), the Distribution of Improved Seeds and Fertilizer agriculture program (funded by the Royal Netherland Embassy), the Wells & Rehabilitation of 40 Karizes and Canals Water Supply and Irrigation Project (funded by the Royal Netherland Embassy), the Improved Seed Distribution agriculture project (funded by FAO,ERCU), the Construction of NAWARS Irrigation project (funded by DFID & DOUCH/KDR) and many more had enormously increased SADA’s capacity to get involved and implement agricultural and irrigation systems development projects in most harmonized manner.
•SADA has successfully implemented the project donated by ZOA Refugee Care Afghanistan. The name of project was “Livelihood Improvement (establishment of nurseries, orchards improvement and community enhancement)”. Duration of the project was from 15th November 2007 to 31st December 2010. Implementation area was 4 districts of Kandahar province namely Dand district, Daman District, Arghandab district and Arghistan district. Total 2400 families were benefited from the project as 207596 fruit’s and non-fruit’s trees were planted including the training of 200 farmers in all four districts.
SADA’s Implemented Establishment Nursuries, Orchard Development and Community Enhancement Project Pictures.
•SADA has successfully implemented the project of “Fruit Tree Cultivation and Care Training” Project in Trinkowt and Dehrawood Districts of Uruzgan province.
Fruit Trees Cultivation and Care Training To Communities In Urozgan Project Pictures.
•A project namely “Establishment of 36 JERIB Fruit Tree Nursery” was donated by Royal Netherland. Duration of the project was December 2008 to May 2009 which included Tarin Kowt, Chora, and Dehrawood districts of Uruzgan province. SADA has successfully implemented the project. SADA has distributed 25000 pomegranates and 15000 grapes seedlings among the farmers and trained 300 farmers on establishment of Nursery and irrigation techniques in an effective and efficient manner.
Social Association for Development of Afghanistan (SADA) is a non-governmental, non-for-profit and non-political Humanitarian and Development organization. SADA was founded in 1994 when Afghanistan was severely affected by internal war and access to any humanitarian facilities and services was practically debarred.
SADA was established with a vision of “To alleviate poverty and human sufferings to see educated, self-reliant, peaceful and developed Afghanistan” by enhancing access to quality and free education, improving health system, upgrading local agriculture & irrigation systems, increasing awareness around hygiene and sanitation, and advocating for the rights of women & children.
SADA has started its first operation in Kandahar province by implementing a UNOPS funded WASH project with the total fund of $12,657 in 1996. SADA gradually expanded its operations across the southern region by establishing partnerships with UNOPS, UNDP, UNWFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Malala Fund, Street Child – Children in Crisis, GPE, JICA, Action Aid, ZOA Refugee Care, Royal Netherland Embassy, PRT and the government of Afghanistan.
SADA has been able to successfully implement over three hundred small and large humanitarian and developmental projects in various sectors across the country. Those projects have greatly contributed in improving the living conditions of hundreds of thousands needy people. SADA built up strong relationships with communities and gained a particular acceptance among the local people.
SADA is headquartered in Kabul and currently has sub offices in Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Sari-Pul, Faryab and Urozgan provinces. On the basis of service delivery, the organization has good reputation among donor organizations, government officials, Community elders and other stakeholders.