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1 1 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Th 20 October 2012 AG Brief TF Centurion (136 MEB) This briefing located at: TBD

2 2 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Ag Brief Nature: Brief C6 on Effects Ag Strategy Agenda: Assumptions Research Kabul Province Strategy Summary Time: Outcome: Gain C6 concurrence/guidance of agriculture way ahead. NATO

3 3 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Context – Afghanistan Agriculture

4 4 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Grapes are King in Kabul

5 5 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Assumptions Sun-dried on ground “T” trellisJui –earth trellis Kishmish Khana (exp.)

6 6 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Research Since 4 October 2012

7 7 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Afghanistan Top Five Ag Exports 2010 Ranked by value 1.Raisins 2.Sesame seed 3.Almonds shelled 4.Other melons 5.Pistachios Raisins have been either #1 or usually a top 5 rank for 50 years.

8 8 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Grapes and Raisins – Low Production

9 9 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Kabul Province Grape $185 M Apple $18 M Almond $8 M 2008 Crop Production

10 10 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Sun-dried on ground Assumptions Validated “T” trellisJui –no trellis Kishmish Khana (exp.)

11 11 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG USG Agriculture Strategy (2009) 1.Increase agriculture sector jobs and incomes 1.Increase agricultural productivity 2.Regenerate Agribusiness 3.Rehabilitate watersheds and improve irrigation 2.Increased confidence of Afghans in their government 1.Increase MAIL capacity to deliver services to rural farmers, herders and promote the private sector

12 12 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG What if 5% Annual Production Growth? Assume Constant prices:

13 13 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Distribute “T” Trellising concrete posts steel cross arms wire local production proven method high demand $1,500 materials-only per 1 jerib (.5 acre) (2009 price) Per jerib: 150 trellis posts, cross bars, wire, misc. $500,000 buys 333 jeribs grape trellising (166 acre) Annual grape yield from 333 jeribs after 4 years= 1,200 MT = $600,000 value

14 14 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Summary $1 million in two Kabul City trellis projects –666 jeribs new trellised vineyards (333 acres) –4 years later after vines are full producing 2400 MT grapes annual farm-gate value = $1.2 million –Dried becomes 532 MT sun-dried raisins per year Farm-gate raisin annual value = $266, % increase in Tabasom Company Volume –1 trellised jerib grapes/raisins increases farmer income $1800/$800per year.

15 15 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG AG – ConOp Conclusions 1.Questions? 2.Effects-Agriculture requests tentative commitment of $1 million CERP for two trellis distribution projects for Kabul City area. 3.With Commander’s approval, Agriculture will continue to work with Kabul area grape and raisin stakeholders to develop outlined capacity building trellis distribution concept into CERP projects.

16 16 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Additional Ag Information

17 17 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Questions & Approach 1.How do we both control the materials for the "T" Trellising so our money is spent wisely (and the material is not pilfered) and empower MAIL and the local farmer? Who is the intermediary? The NGOs? 1.Under separate CERP contract, use local national technical SME hired by us to a) assist MAIL in execution, b) oversee manufacturing and distribution of materials, c) monitoring and evaluation. 2.Project to be setup as "remote control" project management, with critical juncture US inspections. 2.2) How long will take to recoup the $1500 investment / per farm? 1.$1500 in trellis materials for 1 jerib vineyard, after 4 years, with average prices and production will yield per year either $1,800 in 3600kg grapes, or $400 in 800kg raisins, if the grower cannot sell the fresh grapes.

18 18 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG Open Gable Trellis System New Raisin Assumptions Test Dried-on-Vine MethodShundukhani trials? Kishmish Khanas in Kabul?

19 19 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG More “Low-Hanging” Fruit Distribute cold-frames (greenhouses) Alfalfa baling demonstrations Setup educational exchange for grape and raisin entrepreneurs to California Distribute fruit and nut trees to farmers City Park Design Contest Build Kishmish Khanas (grape drying) Distribute trellising in other Kabul Districts

20 20 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Effects - Sean Currans – AG MAAWS-A March 2012 Authorized Uses of CERP – (Broad) 1.Agriculture: Projects to increase agricultural production or cooperative agricultural programs. This category includes irrigation systems. 2.Education 3.Food Production & Distribution


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