Boost Alternative Development Intervention through Licit Livelihoods
|Donor/Contractor||UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime)|
|Period||December 2017 – July 2020|
|Area||Bamyan, Pansjhir, Wardak, Parwan|
On December 1st, 2017, DCA started implementing the BADILL Project (Boost Alternative Development Intervention through Licit Livelihoods). This project is funded by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The main goal of the project is to establish small enterprises in dairy, backyard poultry, and vegetables in order to reduce dependency on illicit crops. The project approach is market-driven and based on the needs and opportunities of the target communities.
The project aims at providing job opportunities and more income to local farmers and producers, particularly women. This will lead to an improved economic status of the targeted project participants. Target areas are selected districts in the provinces of Bamyan, Panjshir, Wardak and Parwan. Initially, the overall project budget was US$ 600,000 and the project would be finalised the 30th of June 2019. However, in January 2019, at the request of DCA the donor extended the project to reach more beneficiaries. As a result of this extension, the budget has been increased to 1,860,000 USD and the project will last until July 31st 2020.
The BADILL project focuses on three outcomes:
1. Setting up of dairy enterprises (3,204 beneficiaries)
2. Establishing of backyard poultry farms (1,700 beneficiaries)
3. Market gardening – Production of vegetables (96 beneficiaries)
Through this component, eight small scale milk processing centres will be established, run by women. 700 female farmers will be supported through the distribution of animal feed, milking equipment, hygiene kits, and access to veterinary services and advice. The collected milk will be processed into dairy products that can be supplied to the district and provincial markets.
Backyard poultry farms
Backyard poultry production has always been a major contribution to family nutrition and income. 600 women will be supported to establish small backyard poultry farms. These beneficiaries will receive 4-months old layer pullets, poultry feed, equipment, and coop construction material. Market linkages will be built and the women will receive poultry management training and extension services.
Vegetables (Market Gardening)
This component enables the development of 200 kitchen gardens each of 100 m2. The 200 women beneficiaries who cultivate the gardens will receive agriculture inputs like seed, fertilizer and equipment. Extension services will be facilitated and stronger marketing linkages developed.
To guarantee that the project results will be sustainable, strong linkages will be built between producers, service providers, processors, local institutions, public departments, as well as marketing firms. Communities themselves will be involved in monitoring the implementation of the project activities.
The project will be implemented in coordination with the following partner organisations:
Ministry of Counter Narcotics
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL)
Ministry of Women’s Affairs