Washington State University International Research and Development
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International Research and Development strengthens the internationalization of Washington State University through world-class contributions to education, research, and development across the globe.
The Research in Alternative Livelihoods Fund (RALF) is a unique opportunity that promotes economically viable alternatives to poppy production and restores food security to Afghanistan. Working together, Washington State University (WSU) and the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) complement each other in their strength to implement both research and development issues pertaining to the livelihoods of rural farmers in Afghanistan.
Activities that promote health
Chronic Disease, Clean Water & Sanitation Access, Mental Health & Drug Addiction, Vaccine - Preventable Diseases, Violence Recovery
Activities that combat poverty
Community Building, Economic & Social Inequities, Education & Literacy, Employment & Income Generation, Housing, Human Rights, International Trade, Security, Conflict, & Violence
Activities that protect the environment
Air Quality, Aquaculture, Ecosystems Services, Environmental Justice, Natural Disasters, Oceans & Estuaries
Areas of Service
Capacity Building, Education & Training, Research, Technical Assistance, Technology Development
Nations of the World
Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Americas: Argentina, Chile, Washington State, U.S.
Asia: Afghanistan, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Yemen