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September 18, 2014

OVERVIEW

Agriculture plays a critical role in the lives of Afghan people, employing more than eighty percent of the population and contributing one third of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, current agricultural production falls far short of those historically achieved, and continues to lag significantly behind neighboring countries. USAID’s Regional Agriculture Development Program – North (RADP-North) activities support rural Afghans farmers achieve a more inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

April 27, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On April 27, 2009, the United States of America and the City of Kabul joined in launching a $25 million cash-for-work program to reduce food insecurity in Afghanistan’s urban areas.  The Food Insecurity Response for Urban Populations Program was developed in response to the growing inability of Kabul residents to feed their families due to unemployment, rising food prices, and drought. 
 
April 22, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In celebration of International Earth Day, the Director General of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) declared Band-e-Amir as Afghanistan’s first national park. This official designation affords legal protection to the lakes and surrounding landscape, and will ensure sustainable environmental management for this area of great natural beauty.
 
April 15, 2009
SHIBIRGHAN, JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Minister of Mines Adel opened the Yatimtaq and Gerquduq gas fields for testing and exploration at a ceremony dedicating the newly installed drilling rig.   
 
The Ministry of Mines, in coordination with the Afghan Gas Company, will use the USAID-funded rig to test gas levels in the fields’ wells to determine if they contain enough gas to fuel a regional power plant.  This testing represents a significant step towards establishing a reliable indigenous power source for Afghanistan. 
 

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