KABUL, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) has pledged a new aid package to fund an agriculture project and help Afghan government on the assessment of agriculture production, according to an official statement on Wednesday.
"The project has designed for three years ... the overall objective of the project is to improve monitoring and analysis of agricultural production systems to support agricultural policies and food security in the country," said office of EU delegation to Afghanistan in the statement.
The project worth 2.5 million euros would be developed by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to the statement.
"The project, developed from FAO in accordance with the priorities of MAIL (Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock), to establish of the National Agro-Ecological Zoning (AEZ) and Land Resources Information Management System in Afghanistan to highly support agriculture policy and investment conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural development for food security, under climate change," the statement noted.
The mountainous country has long been affected by a variety of natural disasters and complex political emergencies, it said, adding "in addition to the conflicts of the past 30 years, Afghanistan has been hit by devastating droughts and earthquakes, as well as floods, sandstorms and other natural hazards,"
The Afghan government has taken measures to invest in agricultural sector to further create job opportunities for people and to boost economy in the land-locked central Asian state.