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.
August 14, 2008
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- More than 3,000 people recently attended the agricultural fair (AgFair) in Helmand Province hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and USAID.
The AgFair opened with speeches by Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal and the Director of the Helmand Ministry of Agriculture, Gulam Nabi. A Helmandi farmer and a local trader also gave speeches stressing the importance of meeting at the AgFair to solidify business relationships.
August 14, 2008
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- His Excellency Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatamie, Minister of Public Health, presented Afghanistan’s challenges and accomplishments in the health sector to U.S. officials last week in Washington, DC.
August 10, 2008
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- USAID efforts to improve the reliability of electricity in Southern Afghanistan achieved a significant milestone recently with the delivery of two 20MVA transformers to Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. Once installed, the two transformers will improve capacity of the city’s electrical substation to supply the power needs of Lashkar Gah.
Last updated: December 17, 2014