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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.

August 6, 2006
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently approved a $4.4 million project with the University of California – Davis to assist in the development of Afghanistan’s livestock sector.
 
August 3, 2006
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces a contribution of 27,010 metric tons of food aid commodities valued at $16,095,600.
 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces a contribution of 27,010 metric tons of food aid commodities valued at $16,095,600. This assistance from the American people will contribute to the “Afghanistan Drought Joint Appeal” recently announced by the Government of Afghanistan and the UN.
 
July 24, 2006
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In anticipation of an appeal from the Government of Afghanistan to meet the needs of an estimated 2.5 million Afghans that could be affected by food shortage this year, the U.S. Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced today that it is contributing $20 million dollars in food aid commodities to the World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan.
 
July 19, 2006
FAIZABAD, BADAKHSHAN- On July 17, 2006, the Alternative Livelihoods Program for Northeast Afghanistan (ALP/N), a USAID funded development project, donated its most recent harvest of cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and green beans from its Faizabad trial farm to Fatima-Tul-Zahra Orphanage in the Faizabad Old City.
 
June 27, 2006
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Refrigerated storage containers allow Afghan traders to ship quality fresh produce
 

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