September 4, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In response to a joint appeal from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, the United States Government is contributing 50,000 tons of wheat for the United Nations World Food Programme emergency operation in Afghanistan.
IDLG Director General Popal, U.S. Ambassador Wood, and USAID Mission Director Yates Sign $94.6 Million Memorandum of Understanding
September 2, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) Director General Jelani Popal, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Michael Yates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the IDLG Strategic Work Plan with $94.6 million in project activities.
August 27, 2008
August 26, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID efforts to improve the availability of alternative livelihoods for farmers is paying off for Afghanistan in the war against poppy production. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported today in its 2008 opium-poppy cultivation report for Afghanistan that the number of poppy-free provinces increased from 13 in 2007 to 18 provinces today and opium cultivation has fallen by 19% nationwide to its lowest level since 2006.
August 22, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Businesses from around the world attend the 3rd annual Kabul AgFair.
The Kabul International Agricultural Fair on August 20-22 cut inroads for Afghan products into hard-to-penetrate foreign markets, helping Afghans once again make their exports known around the world. Promoting Afghan products at home and abroad increases farm incomes, reduces prices for local consumers, and strengthens food security.
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