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2-day agro resource management workshop concludes

2-day agro resource management workshop concludes

Apr 26, 2018 - 13:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 40 officials from Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul, Samangan and Baghlan provinces attended a two-day multi-stakeholder Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Agricultureinfo-icon and Natural Resource Management workshop in Mazar-i-Sharif.

With the support of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), the Afghanistaninfo-icon Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is currently conducting workshops across Afghanistan.

A statement from AREU said the workshops provided an opportunity for central and provincial government officials and multi-stakeholders to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in detail and analyses relevant activities at the field level.

Mehnaz Ajmal Paracha, FAO official in Afghanistan, said: “The development and prosperity of the region, including all provinces, cannot be achieved until we streamline our policies and strategies and restructure our institutions in the wake of recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.”

 “To achieve Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to tackle the root causes of poverty, reduce inequalities and ensure inclusive growth through approaches that address simultaneously the economic, environmental and social dimensions of development,” she added.

 AREU Director Dr. Orzala Nemat said: “It is important for the government officials at both the central and provincial levels to have a clear idea of SDGs in terms of where we are and what we need to do to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the given time frame.”

 She added that the workshops in different regions also bring to light the diversity of needs, capabilities and weaknesses of key stakeholders to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

In coordination with MAIL and other ministries, FAO and AREU are working to pave the way for contribution to achieving the SDGs in rural communities through policy advocacy, awareness raising, data generation and monitoring.


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