May 20, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, agribusiness representatives, international investors, government officials, and visitors came together for the launch of the Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair. Held at Badam Bagh Farm, the fair showcases Afghanistan’s wealth of fresh produce, provides lucrative business opportunities, and demonstrates innovative agricultural technologies. It is expected to attract more than 50,000 participants from May 21-22.
May 20, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 20, 2009, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Francis Ricciardone held a roundtable discussion with students at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAf).
In his opening remarks, Deputy Ambassador Ricciardone stated that “You, the students using this impressive facility, are part of the transformational change taking place in Afghanistan today. I encourage your firm commitment to participating in your country’s development.”
USAID awards five-year $150 million alternative development program to reduce poppy production and promote licit agriculture
May 14, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the award of a five-year, $150 million cooperative agreement to promote sustainable growth of the licit agricultural economy in select poppy-producing areas of northern, eastern, and north-central Afghanistan.
May 12, 2009
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On May 12, 2009, 116 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center. The graduates are the fourth class to complete the Center’s three-month construction skills course, earning certifications in carpentry, electrical work, masonry, painting, plumbing, or rebar placement.
USAID Signs $1 Million Contract with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for IT Development
May 5, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 5, 2009, the United States Agency for International Development signed a $1 million host country contract (HCC) with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The HCC will enable the Ministry to improve information and communications technology coverage and infrastructure throughout government institutions, as well as to increase access to information for the people of Afghanistan.
Last updated: January 28, 2015