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September 18, 2014

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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.

September 27, 2008
Salaam Alaikum. Minister Farhang, Judge Baha, Mr. Zakhiwal, Mr. Haqju, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the United States Government, I am honored to be a part of this important event that will help bring greater prosperity and economic independence to  Afghanistan. 
 
September 27, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a new central business registry opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This registry makes it possible to register a business in one step.
 
“Afghan businessmen will be able to register their businesses faster, cheaper, and easier,” said Mir Muhammed Farhang, Minister of Commerce and Industry.  “This is a good way for a business to improve itself while setting the foundation for a thriving Afghanistan.” 
 
September 24, 2008
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On September 15, 2008, a new class of 138 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center.  For three months the members of the class trained in one of six basic construction skills areas and today were certified to join the workforce in masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity, rebar bending or placement or painting.
 
September 17, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. supplies nearly half of the emergency food aid requested in emergency appeal.
 
In response to an urgent international appeal, the U.S. Government this fall will provide 35,000 tons of new food and commodities worth $43 million USD to ensure that the most vulnerable Afghans receive adequate food this winter. This contribution of oil, lentils, corn-soy flour, and wheat will be distributed to those Afghans most affected this year by drought and increased food prices.
 
September 12, 2008

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