This manual was produced by Roots of Peace under USAID subcontract No. GS-10F- 0359M, Task Order #306-M-00-05-00515-00, Afghanistan Alternative Livelihoods Program for the Eastern Region. It was written by Ferenc Sandor of Roots of Peace, with support from Juan Estrada of DAI for the use by Roots of Peace and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock extension agents, farmers, agriculture input suppliers and other teachers. The work was funded by USAID under the Alternative Livelihoods Program, Eastern Region which is managed by Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI). For more information, contact Roots of Peace at info@rootsofpeace.org or +1 415 455 8008.

Roots of Peace is humanitarian, not-for-profit organization based in California, USA. Roots of Peace, established in 1997, focuses on post-conflict countries to eradicate remnants of war and to re-establish and promote economic livelihoods and social programs. Roots of Peace is funded by public and private sources.