Ghor is one of the poorest provinces in Afghanistan. At an altitude of 2700-3900m the growing season is short and, according to the Afghan Food Security Bulletin, 94% of people in the province suffer from low dietary diversity and very poor food consumption.

This short case study explains how one Tearfund partner is beginning to introduce kitchen gardens to supplement the population’s basic diet. The challenges faced are a short growing season, water shortages, lack of knowledge about how to grow a garden and a general lack of understanding about why vegetables are important.

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