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ContentAfghan Sheep RAWA

 Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems of sheep production in Afghanistan are adequate nutrition and disease prevention.
  • Priority opportunities for sheep are not yet confirmed.


  • Sheep numbers in Afghanistan reduced from 18.9 million in 1991 to 8.8 million in 2003. (FAO)
  • Afghanistan National Livestock Census 2006 Report (11 MB) (FAO)
  • Overview Info Sheet (UC Davis)Afghan Sheep Distribution 1998 AIMS
  • Common Breeds Info Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Status Genetic Resources in Country Report (1.4 MB) FAO
  • Small Ruminant Production Manual (FAO)

 Pasture and fodder

  • Challenges to Grazing Land Info Sheet (UC Davis and SIU)
  • Fodder
    • Crop Options Fact Sheet (UC Davis, SIU, and U Georgia)
    • Tree Options Info Sheet (UC Davis from FAO)
    • Alfalfa Role and Establishment Report (1.9 MB) (FAF Developments)
    • Pasture/Forage Resources Profile Report (FAO) 


  • Production and Processing in Afghanistan Case Study  (1.7 MB) (MAIL)
  • Milk Quality Control Manual (ICARDA)
  • Milk Processing Technologies for Small-Scale Producers Manual (1.6 MB) (ICARDA)

Herd assessment

  • Approaching and Herding Fact Sheet (SIU and UC Davis)
  • Humans and Brucellosis Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Diagnostics: Disease or Poor Nutrition? Fact Sheet (SIU and UC Davis)

    Diseases and Parasites

    •  Always be cautious around sick animals as some diseases can be spread to humans by touching.
    • Disease Prevention (Biosecurity)
      • Limiting Disease Spread Fact Sheet (SIU with UC Davis)

      • From the Illustrated Manual of Infectious Diseases of Livestock In Afghanistan (Fort Valley State University):

    From the Illustrated Manual of Infectious Diseases of Livestock in Afghanistan (Fort Valley State University):

    Market Information (All Crops and Livestock)