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ASIO

Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization

We have implemented various livelihood programs.
like food security, IDPs, agriculture, health care and capacity building projects in Kabul, north and north-eastern regions of Afghanistan.
Projects

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COVID-19 Response Project Inaugurated in Baghlan

The ''COVID-19 Response to Value Chain Actors Project'' was inaugurated at the Baghlan governor''s compound on June 26 with the participation of all stakeholders of the program. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Abdul Ghias Sediqqi, head of Baghlan Agriculture Directorate, Mr. Assadullah Tanin, the general director of Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization, the honorable representatives of Baghlan NDS, the honorable representative of GIZ, the respected employees of the Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the members of cooperatives of the four value chains (poultry, dairy, wheat and vegetable), the representatives of development councils, journalists and beneficiaries of the project. The project is financed by the GIZ-SEDEP program and is implemented by Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) in Baghlan province. Under this project, the beneficiaries received personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, hazmat suits, safety boots, gloves, and safety helmets) to protect them against COVID-19. They will also receive awareness programs on ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, protect themselves from being infected and conduct their business in a safe environment that can protect everyone from COVID-19. Meanwhile, eight cooperatives were equipped with wheat sowing tractors, freezers, printers, desks, chairs, cream processing machines, pumps and medicines and other required equipment. At the end of the inauguration ceremony, ASIO was honored by appreciation letters from Baghlan DAIL for the successful implementation of GIZ-SEDEP and WFP projects in Baghlan province.

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100 Layers Poultry Project Inaugurated in Kunar

Senior government officials and residents attended the inauguration of Small Scale Poultry Production 100 Layers Project in Kunar province on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The project is financed by the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and is implemented by Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO). The project covers Shigal and Sarkano districts in Kunar and benefits 250 vulnerable families in these districts. Kunar governor Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal, Shigar district governor Shah Khusraw Abrar, DAIL director Inam Safi, NHLP coordinator in east zone Rahmat Gul Sirat, head of Kunar Provincial Council, tribal elders and some beneficiaries attended the inauguration ceremony in Asadabad city. Mr. Mirzakwal appreciated the efforts by NHLP/MAIL and ASIO for the successful conduct of the project in the province and said that there is a need for more efforts to maintain its achievement. During this project, the beneficiaries received training on the economic value of poultry farming, better methods of poultry farming, hygiene, feeding, natural hatching, marking of poultry products and other relevant topics. The duration of the training was for two months. Each of the 250 beneficiaries received 100 layers of five months old, 600 kilograms of feed, drinker, feeder, door, medicines and required vaccines. A representative of the beneficiaries who addressed the event appreciated the implementation of the project in the province and said it is a vital step in the improvement of household economy.

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500 Broiler Poultry Project Inaugurated in Farza District of Kabul

Senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Farza district governor, NHLP/MAIL representative, local council members and beneficiaries attended the inauguration ceremony of 500 Broiler Poultry Production Model Project funded by NHLP/MAIL and implemented by Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) in Farza district of Kabul province on September 19. Addressing the event, Farza district governor Mohammad Zarif Rashid thanked the Ministry of Agriculture, the NHLP and ASIO for implementing the project in the district. He said the implementation of such projects is a key step in the improvement of the household economy but there is a need for beneficiaries? efforts to maintain the achievement of the project. Mr. Rashid added that the beneficiaries should try to make better use of the project by investing more time in it. Omar Jan Mangal, head of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Directorate of Kabul, said the project is crucial for the economy of the beneficiaries, but there is a need for their attention to move forward the achievements of the project by making more efforts on it. He said that the poultry farms will produce 25,000 kilograms of high quality and fresh chicken to the local market in every cycle of 40 days. The NHLP/MAIL representative, Dr. Baidar Sirat, meanwhile, thanked the ASIO team?s hard work and utmost efforts in the implementation of the project and said beneficiaries in Farza district should try to continue this project as an achievement. ASIO General Director Assadullah Tanin during his speech at the ceremony said that the project is highly important in the improvement of household economy. He said ASIO remains committed to complete the project based on its commitments. The farms have the capacity of producing 500 broiler birds within 40 days with 2.2 kilograms of weight. Every farm owner can earn up to Afs40,000 every 40 days.

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ASIO Successfully Wraps Up Balkh Poultry Project

Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) successfully completed the Support to National Priority Program2 (SNaPP2) poultry project under the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) in northern Balkh province. The project was officially handed over aviculture group leaders at a ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif City on Wednesday, March 13. Heads of development councils and beneficiaries from Dehdadi, Nahr-e-Shahi and Sholgara districts had attended the ceremony. The ASIO Director Assadullah Tanin and ASIO Livestock Manager Wajihullah Nael also attended the event. At this event, Mohammad Salim Saee, head of Balkh DAIL, highlighted the role of the project in the improvement of women?s economy. He said women make half of the society and that Afghanistan cannot become self-reliant without the help and support of women. ?Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture is committed to improve women?s role in their families? economy and help them to have an active role in the agricultural trade,? he added. Meanwhile, Assadullah Battar, a senior official of the SNaPP2 project, shed light on the SNaPP2 projects and vowed to implement more poultry projects in other villages and districts of the province. Women beneficiaries who attended the ceremony said the project had a good impact on their economy. At the end of the event, the DAIL director bestowed appreciation certificates to the ASIO director and a number of ASIO employees. According to Balkh DAIL, the project cost at least AFs26.7 million and benefited almost 2,000 vulnerable families. Each of the families has received 15 three-month pullets, 75 kilograms of feed, one drinker, one feeder, two cubic meters of wire mesh and required medicine and vaccines under the project. Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization, serving the people of Afghanistan for the past 10 years. ASIO works under the light of the Afghan government and donor rules and regulations. The purpose of ASIO is to provide developmental and humanitarian services to vulnerable people regardless of political, ethnic, regional or other dependencies.

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ASIO Holds Training of Trainers Workshop for Kabul Employees

A 4-day training of trainers? workshop was held by Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization?s (ASIO) with the help of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) for seven monitors and trainers of the 500 broiler poultry production project from March 2-5, 2019 in the ASIO Kabul office. The training was held to build the capacity of monitors and trainers so that they can pass on adequate and required technical information to the selected beneficiaries under the project. Another goal of the training was to enable the trainers to provide the required awareness to the 50 beneficiaries before the inputs distribution to the vulnerable families in Paghman and Farza districts in Kabul. Alhaj Abdul Samad Nazari, the NHLP Coordinator for the Central Zone, said aviculture has had an important role in reducing poverty and improvement of food security. He stressed the need for selecting vulnerable and deserving beneficiaries for this project. Meanwhile, Mohammad Omar Mangal, Head of Kabul DAIL, attended the closing ceremony of the workshop where he stressed on a successful implementation of the project based on its required goals. He encouraged the trainers by bestowing certificates to them. It is worth mentioning that different topics around aviculture, including baseline survey, poultry Farmers Field Schools (FFS) system, the role of aviculture in improving food security and reducing poverty, aviculture management, nutrition, poultry housing, poultry husbandry, prevention of poultry diseases, and other relevant topics were trained during this workshop. During this workshop, the participants visited poultry farms on the outskirts of Kabul and implemented a 500 broiler poultry farming map on the field. Other participants of the training program were the head of livestock and animal health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and the provincial team of the NHLP.

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ASIO Successfully Completes Kabul Poultry Project

Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) successfully completed the second phase of the Community Livestock and Agriculture Project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, CLAP/MAIL, backyard poultry project in Kabul province. The project covered Chahar Asiab, Deh Sabz, Mir Bacha Kot and Qarabagh districts of Kabul province. At least 2,222 beneficiaries were directly benefited by the project while the indirect beneficiaries are estimated 8,888 individuals. The project was started in August 2017 and was completed on January 31, 2019. A ceremony was held on project handover in Kabul on January 30 where officials from the MAIL, DAIL, Women?s Affairs Directorate, VGLs and a number of beneficiaries had attended. Those who gave speech at the event were Eng. Omar Jan Mangal DAIL Director, Dr. Shukrullah Waziri, head of animal health and livestock department of DAIL, the heads of agriculture departments of the four districts of Kabul, Ustad Jafar Emal, four VGLs from four districts of Logar, and representatives of the four districts. The officials and VGLs talked about the project and described it as effective for the empowerment of women?s economy. The officials insisted on the implementation of more projects of this type in the province in order to help the local communities to grow their economy. During the first three months of the project, training sessions were held for beneficiaries in 90 classes of at least 30 students each who were trained by ASIO trainers. The ASIO trainers received training for trainers (ToT) for six days before they started training beneficiaries in their relevant areas. At the end of the project, each of 45 VGLs received 15 pullets, 75 kilograms of feed, wire mesh, vaccines and medicines, drinker, syringes, gloves, and one basket. During this project, at least 20 saving accounts were created by beneficiaries with the help of ASIO trainers and VGLs in close coordination with the CLAP/MAIL. In this project, the ASIO trainers, in accordance with the project outline and in close coordination with CLAP/MAIL, three phases of vaccinations were held which included one phase of fowlpox and two phases of ND+IB (Newcastle Disease + Infectious Bronchitis) ? following pullets? distribution. During this project, ASIO attended exhibitions on farmers? day and the Independence Day in Logar and another exhibition on farmers? day in Kabul. Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization, serving the people of Afghanistan for the past 10 years. ASIO works under the light of the Afghan government and donor rules and regulations. The purpose of ASIO is to provide developmental and humanitarian services to vulnerable people regardless of political, ethnic, regional or other dependencies.

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ASIO Successfully Wraps Up Logar Poultry Project

ASIO Successfully Wraps Up Logar Poultry Project Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) successfully completed the Community Livestock and Agriculture Project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, CLAP/MAIL, backyard poultry project in Logar province. The project covered Mohammad Agha, Pul-e-Alam, Baraki Barak and Khoshi districts of the eastern province. At least 2,222 beneficiaries were directly benefited by the project while the indirect beneficiaries are estimated 8,888 individuals. The project was started in August 2017 and was completed on January 31, 2019. A ceremony was held on project handover in Pul-e-Alam city in Logar province on January 29 where officials from the MAIL, DAIL, Women?s Affairs Directorate, VGLs and a number of beneficiaries had attended. Those who gave speech at the event were Dr. Khan Sherin Khesrawi, head of the animal health of Logar DAIL, Ustad Jafar Emal, four VGLs from four districts of Logar, and representatives of the four districts. The officials and VGLs talked about the project and described it as effective for the empowerment of families? economy. The officials insisted on implementation of more projects of this type in the province in order to help the local communities to grow their economy. During the first three months of the project, training programs were held for beneficiaries in 90 classes of at least 30 students each who were trained by ASIO trainers. The ASIO trainers received training for trainers (ToT) for six days before they started training beneficiaries in their relevant areas. At the end of the project, each of 45 VGLs received 15 pullets, 75 kilograms of feed, wire mesh, vaccines and medicines, drinker, syringes, gloves, and one basket. During this project, at least 20 saving accounts were created by beneficiaries with the help of ASIO trainers and VGLs and in close coordination with the CLAP/MAIL. In this project, the ASIO trainers, in accordance with the project outline and in close coordination with CLAP/MAIL, conducted three phases of vaccinations which included one phase of fowlpox and two phases of ND+IB (Newcastle Disease + Infectious Bronchitis) ? following pullets? distribution. During this project, ASIO Logar staff attended exhibitions on farmers? day and the Independence Day in Logar and another exhibition on farmers? day in Kabul. Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization, serving the people of Afghanistan for the past 10 years. ASIO works under the light of the Afghan government and donor rules and regulations. The purpose of ASIO is to provide developmental and humanitarian services to vulnerable people regardless of political, ethnic, regional or other dependencies.

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Two-Day Poultry Training Workshop Held In West Zone

The National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and Afghanistan Social Improvement Organization (ASIO) as implementing partner held a two-day training workshop (ToT) for 20 newly-appointed employees (trainers) of Farah and Badghis provinces. The aim of the workshop was to help ASIO women trainers to gain knowledge on important issues around poultry production such as nutrition, poultry management, poultry husbandry, natural hatching, poultry diseases and poultry housing. The women trainers will pass on this information including their expertise to beneficiaries of the poultry projects in the two provinces. In this workshop, the NHLP west zone coordinator and the ASIO director stressed the need for implementation of better training methods of this workshop. The ASIO Director said that at least 1,000 families in each province will be covered by the project and that all beneficiaries are needed to be selected based on the selection criteria and then they will be trained and their capacity will be built. He added that 30 five-month pullets, feeder, drinker, feed, door and wire mesh as well as required trainings will be provided to the families. The workshop continued for two days where master trainers provided training on the mentioned issues to women trainers. At the end of this training, all participants visited the copes which were built in Robat-e-Sorkh village and Karukh district of Herat province.

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ASIO Launches Inputs Distribution In Logar

ASIO held the opening ceremony of ?Poultry Project Inputs Distribution? in Pul-e- Alam district of Logar province on May 19, 2018. The event was organized by the poultry project technical team of ASIO in close coordination with Logar DAIL, CLAP provincial team, Animal Health Department and targeted district?s Agriculture departments. The purpose of the ceremony was the awareness of community about the MAIL/CLAP poultry development, activities, objective, benefits as well as impacts of the project. The event was inaugurated with citation of Holy Quran by one of the participants. The CLAP Project Manager Mr. Shahzar Zadran, Eng. Mohammad Din Momand Director of Logar DAIL, Mrs. Shaimah Zargar director of Logar Women?s Affairs, Dr. Khan Shireen Khusrawi Head of Livestock & Animal Health Department, Mr. Nessar Ali community elder and Mrs. Mushtary VGL were the speakers of the event who delivered encouraging speeches to the participants. Invitees included Director of Logar DAIL with relevant staff, Representative of Logar DoE (Director of Economy), CLAP Project Manager, CLAP National Poultry Advisor, CLAP Poultry Officer, Head of Logar environmental protection department, Director of Directorate of Narcotic Counter, CLAP provincial coordinator, targeted district community elders, 39 rural women as representatives of Pul e ALam and Muhammad Agha districts beneficiaries, Director of Women affair (DoWA), 11 project VGLs, and ASIO Logar provincial team. The speakers of the event praised the activities of the project implemented by ASIO in collaboration with DAIL and CLAP. One community elder, who talked on behalf of her community, said they are happy and satisfied about the project and that they need such further supports of the Ministry of Agriculture and relevant organizations in their areas in order to help vulnerable families, especially women, to improve their economy by having an income.

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ASIO Inaugurates Poultry Inputs Distribution In Balkh

ASIO convened the opening ceremony of ?Poultry Project Inputs Distribution? in Dehdadi district of Balkh province on May 22, 2018. The event was organized by the poultry project technical team of ASIO in close coordination with DAIL, Balkh, SNaPP2 provincial team, Animal Health Department and targeted district?s livestock departments. The purpose of the ceremony was the awareness of community about the MAIL/SNaPP2 poultry development, activities, objective, benefits as well as impacts of the project. The event was inaugurated with citation of Holy Quran by one of the participants. The SNaPP2 Livestock Senior Officer, the SNaPP2 Provincial Coordinator, Head of Balkh province Animal Health Department, representative of Balkh DAIL, representative of Balkh province, community elders and representative of Dehdadi district were the speakers of the event who delivered encouraging speeches to the participants. Invitees included representatives of Balkh DAIL with relevant staff, representatives of district governors of Dehdadi, Nahri Shahi and Sholgara, representative of Balkh authorities, SNaPP2 central and provincial team, targeted district community elders, 39 rural women as representatives of Dehdadi, Nahri Shahi and Sholgara districts, SNaPP2 livestock senior officer and SNaPP2 KM and policy specialist, representative of provincial Directorate of Women?s Affairs, project VGLs, ASIO main office and provincial team and local media. The speakers of the event praised the activities of the project implemented by ASIO in collaboration with DAIL and SNaPP2. One beneficiary, who talked on behalf of her community, said they are happy and satisfied about the project and that they need such further supports of the Ministry of Agriculture and relevant organizations in their areas in order to help vulnerable families, especially women, to improve their economy by having an income. The ASIO representative thanked the officials, representatives and beneficiaries for their participation at the opening ceremony and added that the organization is committed to providing further quality services to the people with the help of relevant institutions including the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.

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Approximately 1,260,33 Receive food Items UN-WFP projec

Approximately 1,260,33 destitute families received Foodstuff and Cash for 9 months effective from Oct 2022 – June 2023 under SSUP - Food & CBT IPC3 50% ASIO/WFP project in Kunduz province.

Kunduz is one of the most war affected province in the northwest of the country, most of its residents considerably suffered and faced to dire poverty due to the lack of job opportunities and low incomes, ASIO  working for food security with financial support of  WFP  under  the(SSUP - Food & CBT  IPC3 50%) project, ASIO based on WFP rules, close support and full coordination of Local authorities and relevant sectors successfully completed 9 months humanitarian assistance project for duration of 1 Oct 2022 – 30 June 2023 and  approximately covered ( 1,260,33 ) destitute families in all over the Kunduz .

ASIO based on 14 specific criteria, house to house survey, biometric and close coordination of relevant de facto authorities selected (50187) HHs for the duration of Oct 2022- Dec 2022, (54320) HHs from Jan 2023 – March 2023, in April 2023 (38590) HHs and from May 2023 – June 2023 (12099) HHs under food & CBT IPC3 50% each beneficiary assisted with 50 KG wheat flour, 6.25 KG pulses, 4.55 KG veg-oil, 0.5 KG salt, 1, 5 KG Plumpy and 4.5 KG super cereal.

Nearly (5000) HHs effective from Jan 2023 – March 2023 and (4427) HHs from May 2023 – June 2023 received (3700 AF) Cash in each month under the CBT- DC IPC3 50% project.        

4200 HHs under the C-GFD / CBT IPC3 50% work for food received foodstuff covered Jan 2023 -March 2023, each family assisted with 6.300 KG bean, 50 KG wheat flour, 4, 55 KG Veg-Oil and 1KG salt, more than 100 designed, people and relevant sectors proposed public projects implemented like:   cleaning and excavation of irrigation canals, cleaning of drainages restoration and established of roads and etc.

ASIO committed to provide humanitarian and livelihood assistance services for Afghans, saving the life and ensuring food security.


Headquaters

Kabul Office:

Address: Twin Tower, Apratment 103, 6th Floor, Parwan 3, Kabul, Afghanistan

Email: asio@org,af

Mobile: (+93)  795 353 007

Compliance: compliance@asio.org.af

Kunduz Office:

Address: House 2957, district 2, Amir Abad, Kunduz-Kabul Main road, Kunduz Afghanistan

Baghlan Office:

Address: House 3, street 21, district 3, Pul-e-khumri, Baghlan province, Afghanistan

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