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Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance (A-4)
DATES: March 2006 - March 2011
This project, implemented through a Global Development Alliance with Purdue University, provides technical assistance to Kabul University and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). The technical assistance provided will support curriculum reform at Kabul University, establishing or strengthening linkages between the university and related ministries, strengthening the skills of professors, and strengthening agriculture extension and research activities of the Ministry. Major components include: a) short-term training for university staff; b) long-term training for masters and undergraduate students at regional universities; c) job placement and internship activities; and d) development of new course curricula and support materials. The project will increase the capacity of participating Afghan universities to provide quality education to their students. Additionally, the project will raise the level of expertise of graduating students to provide Afghanistan with an educated workforce required for successful development of the agriculture sector.