The mandate of FAO The mandate of FAO in Afghanistan is to support agricultural and environmental rehabilitation and assist the country to become a food secure and self-reliant nation in accordance with the principles of the National Development Framework of the Afghan Government. the development agenda belongs to the people of Afghanistan the private sector is the principal instrument of economic growth decision making is participatory and community-based investment in human capital is essential donor-funded activities must sit within the sector framework The objective of the Organization is to improve livelihoods for all sections of the rural community based upon economically viable activities â€“ food production, off-farm employment and trade - social cohesion and sustainable use of natural resources. FAO works with three counterpart ministries â€“ the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. The FAO Representation is based in Kabul with regional offices in Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif and Faizabad and subregional offices in Bamyan, Farah, Ghazni and Kunduz.
The Local Security Assistant (LSA) – Herat will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct technical supervision of the International Security Officer (SO) and FAO Senior Security Assistant (SSA) and in close collaboration with the Regional Coordinator for East Region.
The Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) in Afghanistan is co-led by WFP and FAO with Welthungerhilfe as NGO in a co-chair role. The FSAC's main aim to provide an action-oriented forum for bringing together national and international humanitarian partners to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance on the lives of crisis-affected population in Afghanistan. The FSAC activities have been designed to save lives by addressing the immedia...