Activity Name: Mining, Returnees/ IDPs & Livelihood (MRL)
Roughly one-third of Afghanistan’s GDP is attributed to agricultural activity, with the illicit commercial production of poppy equivalent to between 7 and 12% of GDP. Afghanistan’s service sector has grown, but the economy remains characterized by small-scale export of goods, endemic poverty, and high unemployment. It remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with a poverty rate of 36%. OFRD is working in Afghanistan to find sources of income, job creations and overall economic development through mining, agriculture, poultry, fish farming, dairy and Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs). MRL is mainly working for the reintegration of returnees and IDPs to their community development, livelihood, counseling, research, capacity building and economic development opportunities.