Our Activities

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    Thank you Brooke
    January 28, 2016
    The Brooke
    This picture shows the changes the Brooke intends to bring in the lives of anima...
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    June 28, 2017
    Feeding low-quality straw to livestock causes a decline in milk and meat product...
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    June 28, 2017
    Backyard Poultry farming is an easy and manageable small business for women-head...
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    June 28, 2017
    Poultry timely vaccination aiming to prevent the emergence of clinical disease a...
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    PWNA Children
    June 28, 2017
    The Brooke
    These are children animal owners trained by the Brooke project to manage partici...
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    Clap Project
    November 30, 2019
    Clap/Kuchi Project Arghandi District Feeder bank opening Ceremony by Clap projec...

Dutch Committee for Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 36% of the population below the poverty line. Of the 35.5 million Afghans, about 24 million are living in the countryside, being more or less dependent on agriculture and livestock. Most of the rural families keep small ruminants, but also cattle, donkeys, and poultry are common. As livestock is a vital element of the daily lives of the Afghans, DCA is helping the Afghan people by boosting the health and production of their livestock. Healthier and more productive animals increase food security and are a source of extra income for families.

VFU system

Historically, the core element of DCA’s livestock program has been the training of paravets and the development of a national system of VFUs (Veterinary Field Units) in Afghanistan.


To make farmers aware of best practices in animal health and husbandry, extension programs are developed. The extension programs vary from personal advice of VFU …

Value Chains

The development of livestock value chains offers new economic opportunities in the livestock sector. At the producers’ level, DCA introduces innovative techniques to increase production.

Public & Private

DCA is keen on developing strong links with local and national government departments. The private veterinary services can only be sustainable.

The head office is situated in Kabul, serving the central and eastern regions. One regional office is located in Herat (western region), and another in Mazar-i-Sharif (northern and north-eastern region). In 17 provinces, smaller field offices are in place. DCA training centers can be found in Charikar (80 km north of Kabul), in Herat, and Mazar-i-Sharif. The Dutch office of DCA Livestock Programs is located at Arnhemseweg 2, 3817 CH Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

DCA Livestock Programs

To reduce poverty and increase food security for the people of Afghanistan through improved animal health, welfare, production & value chain measures which sustains.

Donors & Partners

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