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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan (MAIL) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed agreements to roll out new agricultural projects and extend a few ongoing initiatives.  This partnership will contribute to the Government of  Afghanistan’s new strategy toward a “farmer-focused” approach to develop the country’s agricultural sector.

Agriculture is critical to Afghanistan’s food security and a key driver of economic growth.  U.S. assistance to Afghanistan’s agricultural sector focuses on creating jobs, increasing incomes and productivity, enhancing food security, creating export markets and strengthening the Afghan government’s ability to promote broad-based growth.  Through implementation of the new projects and the extended ones, MAIL and USAID will continue to collaborate on projects that involve:  production and marketing of high value horticultural and livestock products; rehabilitation of irrigation canals, and greater use of agricultural technologies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred two new hospitals in Paktiya and Paktika provinces to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which will contribute significantly to better access to healthcare for Afghans living in the region.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Ministry of Public Health and the National Tuberculosis Program to recognize the recent global World Tuberculosis Day (TB) at the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. The purpose of the event was to accelerate progress toward ending TB by improving the ability of Afghan doctors and healthcare workers to detect and treat Afghans suffering from the disease.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:30am
Afghan traders inked $2.38 million in deals and are negotiating potential deals of about $10 million for Afghanistan’s agricultural products as a result of their participation in the renowned Gulfood show Exhibition in Dubai, which was held February 21 to 25.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:45pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the installment of an e-Attendance System at the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to enhance transparency of employee attendance and payroll.

Three coders receive awards for designing the winning concept ideas for a mobile device application to fight street harassment.
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 7:30am

As part of ongoing celebrations of Women’s History Month, USAID’s Promote Women in the Economy (WIE) program recognized three women who developed the best concepts for a mobile device application to help women confront street harassment in Afghanistan.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives of provincial government offices honored 30 women farmers from Balkh Province for their important contributions in the agricultural sector as part of celebrations for International Women’s day.

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 11:45pm

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement- II (ACE-II) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is seeking innovative solutions to expand the availability of agricultural credit for Afghan farmers.

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will contribute $10 million to the International Organization on Migration (IOM) to end the exploitation of men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex-trafficking in Afghanistan.

Aimal Marjan, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology, speaks during the event.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Afghan government, and the private sector launched a public awareness campaign to encourage consumers, financial institutions, businesses, and the government, to use mobile phones to access financial services electronically across the country.  

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Last updated: March 08, 2016

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