Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Damaged-Farmland-in-Afghanistan-27MZIFL2VO3P.htmlConceptually similarLand Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X55Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X56Completed★★★★Shepherds in AfghanistanGP01X4ZCompleted★★★★Villagers at a Bazaar in AfghanistanGP01X4MCompleted★★★★Damaged School in AfghanistanGP01X52Completed★★★★Farmer in AfghanistanGP01X3LCompleted★★★★Thunderstorm Approaching in AfghanistanGP01X4VCompleted★★★★Floods in AfghanistanGP01X59Completed★★★★Land Erosion in AfghanistanGP01X57Completed★★★★View AllGP01X4TDamaged Farmland in AfghanistanAlmost all agricultural lands in Malwan with this year's harvest of wheat and chickpeas have been washed away by heavy rainfalls. In many areas the topsoil is now completely gone. The higher mountain slopes overgrazed by goats were more vulnerable to the increasingly extreme weather. Landslides have caused huge damage to the infrastructure across the district.Locations:Afghanistan-Asia-Shahr-e Bozorg-South AsiaDate:1 Jul, 2009Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5000px X 5000pxKeywords:Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Erosion-KWCI (GPI)-Landslides-Mountains-Outdoors-Storms (climate change)-ValleysShoot:Climate Voices from AfghanistanIn the summer of 2001 photographer Robert Knoth and writer Antoinette de Jong traveled for weeks around the remote areas of northern Afghanistan where the population was suffering from a severe drought. In 2009, they revisited the same district of Shahr-e-Bozorg to try and find the families they had met eight years earlier. They found many of the people they interviewed and portrayed earlier and saw how rehabilitation programs had made a huge difference to their lives. But this spring, as northern Afghanistan was hit by extreme storms, rainfall and flooding for many weeks, much of the hard work that was done in recent years was falling apart yet again. Houses and schools collapsed, roads were disrupted or completely disappeared by landslides, and drinking water systems were polluted and destroyed. Climate change and overpopulation are causing erosion and a collapse of the fragile livelihoods for the majority of rural Afghans.