Regional Agricultural Development Program-South (RADP-S)
More than 80 percent of the people living in southern Afghanistan work in agriculture, and one-third of the region’s gross domestic product comes from the production of crops and livestock. However, in recent years, agricultural productivity has fallen significantly behind neighboring countries — in some cases these numbers are historically low. USAID’s Regional Agricultural Development Program-South (RADP-S) assists agribusinesses, increases job opportunities and incomes in the region, and increases the amount of affordable and nutritious food available to rural Afghans. The project strengthens agricultural value chains — in each stage of production, from farm to market — so farmers can increase production, connect with agribusinesses, and subsequently market their products.