The purpose of the Regional Agricultural Development Program (RADP)- North is to improve food and economic security for rural Afghans in targeted provinces in northern Afghanistan.   DAI aims to use well-reputed best practices to achieve sustainable agricultural development via agricultural and livestock value-chain enhancements, women’s participation, ministerial capacity building, and investments in the strengthening of small and medium agribusinesses.  This sustainable agricultural development program will support the consolidation of licit economies to fuel economic growth and trade capacity; incentivizing local economies to transition away from dependency on illicit opium production.