Coordination of Rehabilitation and Development Services for Afghanistan (CRDSA), in continuous to its steady livelihood assistances for the strengthening of Agriculture products and livestock during the last quarter (Nov, Dec & January) has technically supported the farmers and livestock keepers in Zinda Jan district of Herat province.


Currently the residence of Jamal, Memizak, Zoriha, Towhid and Shakiban villages of Zinda jan district are covered under this program and to the end of this project 1453 residence of the mentioned villages will be benefited from the technical services and supports provided by CRDSA through this project.

This project which is co-financed by Christian Aids, assisted those farmers who attending the practical and theoretical trainings in order to show an increase in cultivation knowledge and make them enable to access to sustainable livelihood.

Over the past three months, those farmers (40 farmers) who have cultivated Saffron through CRDSA support; collected their first harvest production. A total of 973 grams of pure saffron is obtained after processing.

According to project staff reports, CRDSA has distributed bottles for packaging of saffron products to each farmer. Out of all farmers, four of them have been selected and introduced to CRDSA in order to be linked to Herat market for better marketing opportunity and demand.

CRDSA staffs have practically and theoretical trained the target beneficiaries (farmers) on better cultivation of certified wheat during February 2014. Each beneficiary receives 25 KGs of certified wheat Seed, 25 KGs of chemical fertilizer (Urea) and 25 KGs of DAP.

During this month (November 2014), 40 farmers have been practically and theoretically trained on garlic cultivation by the project master trainer. At the end of training, each farmer received 40 kgs of garlic, 25KGs of DAP and 25 Kgs of fertilizer (Urea).

The Coordination of Rehabilitation & Development Services for Afghanistan (CRDSA) project team technically assists the farmers from growing phase to harvest collection in order to have better harvest and get more income.

In another initiative activity for job placement and protection of livelihood of Zinda Jan residence, 40 vulnerable women in carpet weaving and 20 women in Handkerchief weaving are being covered under this program started from January 2015 and will last for six months. This opportunity will be effective on economic situation of the women in the target villages.

It is worth to be mention that the implementation of this project is warmly welcomed by the community and the government authorities and requested to continue these activities in the target areas and other vulnerable people.