Executive Summary of Afghanistan Agriculture Master Plan

The sum of the various components of the Master Plan is designed to provide a 6 percent overall growth rate in the agricultural sector. Those will double farm incomes in 12 years. The pattern of growth provided is normally associated with no change or slight improvement in the distribution of rural income, because of the strong income and employment multipliers to the rural non-farm sector. Thus, total rural income will also double. If the urban sector absorbs all the rural population growth then rural per capita income doubles in that period. These seem unlikely with current, by world standards, very high rates of population growth. These figures were arrived at through rough extrapolation from the individual chapters, but are probably a reasonable estimate.

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