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About Afghanistan راجع به افغانستان

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Afghanistan at a glance Info sheet (from FAO)

National Constraints (from World Bank) 

  • Water. Only about 30% of the country’s available water resources are currently in use, and at very low efficiency and productivity. Irrigation and rural water supply infrastructure have deteriorated due to strife, drought, and lack of maintenance. Reduction in ground cover in hillsides has led to floods, widespread soil erosion, and reduced water retention in aquifers.
  • Forests. The country’s limited forest resources suffered depletion to meet demands from lucrative export markets and for firewood.
  • Livestock. Severe overgrazing and the recent drought have contributed to the decline of the livestock population.
  • Markets. Constrains include poorly maintained road network, fears about security, inadequate market facilities (even lacking basic water, electricity, and sewage in many cases), telecommunications and support services like market information systems, food safety regulations, grades and standards, and quality control.

Country Level Data                                                                          

  • Agricultural Production Link  (FAO)
  • Import/Exports Link (FAOSTAT)
  • Map of Afghan Administrative Divisions (Province and District Level) PDF Map (2.47 MB) (MAIL and AIMS)
  • Afghanistan Provincial Indicators Link (Civil-Military Fusion Indicators)
  • Interactive Map of Afghanistan (UC Davis)
  • Socio-Economic and Demographic Profile (7.1 MB) (UNFPA)

National Plans                                                                                

  • Master Plan 2006 Report (1.7 MB) (MAIL)
  • Afghan National Development Strategy 2008-2013 Report (3.3 MB) (ANDSS)
  • The US CIA World Factbook estimates the 2014 Afghan population around 31 million, but the Afghan Central Statistics Organization's most recent (2013-2014) estimates are based on data from 2005, when the population was near 25 million.  This data from the Afghan Central Statistics Organization is summarized here: (Development Seed)