About CARDF: Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development – Facility (CARD-F) aims to increase employment C income and business opportunities primarily targeting rural masses through the design C facilitation and implementation of commercially viable value chains supplemented with rural infrastructure projects in the target provinces of Afghanistan. CARD-F provides needs-based services and support to create and sustain licit businesses in rural communities by providing alternative livelihood opportunities. As a model of cross-ministry collaboration C CARD-F works under the patronage of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) that consists of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock C the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development C the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the Ministry of Finance. The IMC is led by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics. Funded by the British and Danish government C CARD-F seeks to diminish poppy cultivation and empowers rural communities and strengthens their economic standing through Economic Development Packages (EDP) C especially customized packages to support critical value chains C identify bottlenecks and provide solutions. EDPs are implemented in two different modalities C through implementing partners and direct implementation unit of CARD-F. The Facility supports development of agricultural growth opportunities and complementary investments such as infrastructure C processing and marketing. CARD-F phase II ends in December 2018.