The achievements and challenges of the EU-MAIL transition project were discussed at a recent steering committee meeting held at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) in Kabul. The EU-funded project, which is managed by Landell Mills, has been running since 2014 and has recently been extended until December 2018.
The meeting was chaired by H.E Abdul Qadeer Jawad, the former MAIL Deputy Minister. Presentations were given by the directors of four services supported by the project within the agriculture sub-sectors of horticulture, seed certification, animal health, statistics and food security. Other counterpart organisations, as well as all MAIL staff and a representative from the EU attended the meeting.
Among other successes, the project has seen good results in both capacity-building and moving the service units from off budget to on budget support. In order to improve sustainability, the project is providing both technical and financial support so that the administration of projects can be moved to the Ministry itself, as opposed to external EU support.
Another steering committee meeting is due to take place in June 2018 where the impact of the project’s activities will be assessed again.
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