AFTER A USAID project completed the center, which will provide a venue for ongoing agricultural training programs for local Afghan farmers.
An agricultural center funded by USAID will provide a base for government-sponsored training in southern Afghanistan
BEFORE For years a training center in Panjwayi District, Kandahar Province, was an unfinished shell owing to a lack of funds.
25 AUGUST 2012 | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
Four years ago, construction was halted on an agricultural training center in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. With no local funds to complete the project, the brick-and-mortar shell began wasting away under the hot Afghan sun. A USAID project made the training center a reality. The facility will house local agricultural extension agents and provide lecture rooms, conference rooms and kitchen space, all powered by solar energy. Greenhouses with drip irrigation will provide farmers with hands-on training in best agricultural practices.