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April 15, 2014

Afghanistan Profile - April 2014

USAID Mission Director Dr. S. Ken Yamashita learns about enhanced growing methods in an underground greenhouse at Badam Bagh Dem
October 25, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID officially transferred oversight of an innovative agricultural education site in Kabul to Afghan officials during a ceremony today. Badam Bagh Demonstration Farm, featuring laser-leveled land and modern hygienic farming systems, is intended to invigorate Afghanistan’s agricultural sector.
 
“Today marks a major milestone in our joint work to achieve growth in the agriculture sector and provide new economic opportunities for Afghans,” USAID Mission Director Ken Yamashita said.
 
Ghazi High School, September 2009. Well conceived pre-fabricated highly rigid formworks allow for very fast progress.
October 22, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The newly constructed Ghazi High School was inaugurated today by both Afghan and U.S. government officials, including H.E. Minister of Education Ghulam Farooq Wardak and U.S. Deputy Ambassador James B. Cunningham. Funded through USAID’s Kabul Schools Program, 5,400 students will be able to study in the rebuilt school.
 
October 16, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan joined the global community in observing World Food Day today. USAID used this occasion to express hope that Afghanistan, with the help of USAID and other members of the donor community, will be able to transform and revitalize its agricultural sectors to grow enough food to sustainably feed its people, diversify its economy, and ultimately achieve food security.
 
Anisa Imran, Director of Women's Affairs of Nangarhar Province addresses the ceremony.
October 4, 2011
NANGARHAR, AFGHANISTAN- At yesterday’s ceremony in Jalalabad, two hundred young women received certificates after completing a six-month English language, computer, and management skills training course funded by USAID. The graduates will use their newly acquired professional skills to enhance their performance in current and future jobs.
 
Deputy Governor of Nangarhar Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal and other Afghan government and donor community representatives attended the ceremony.
 

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