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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a three-year extension to its 2010-2016 Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP) to widen its geographic coverage in Afghanistan and reach more international markets; the extension added nearly $16 million to the project’s previous budget, $46 million.

USAID Mission Director Herbert Smith noted that more than 80 percent of Afghans make their living in agriculture.

“Development of the agriculture sector is critical to the coordinated efforts of USAID and the Government of Afghanistan to increase economic growth and improve the lives of the Afghan people,” Smith said.

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Assadullah Zamir welcomed the project extension.

“USAID assistance for agricultural marketing and access to international markets is critical for strengthening the Afghan high-value horticultural value chains,” Zamir said.

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.  

The ICM delegation is visiting the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) skills lab.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:45am

 H.E Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, welcomed a delegation from the International Confederation Midwives to a meeting to introduce the Midwifery Services Framework developed by International Confederation Midwives to Afghanistan.

Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz delivers his speech.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Health announced a partnership that will enable the Afghan government to better identify local revenue streams in order to provide sustainable, affordable health services to its citizens.

Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady, encourages young women to take active roles in the country's future.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:30am

First Lady Rula Ghani gave the keynote graduation address today to more than 300 USAID Promote Women’s Leadership Development students at Amani High School.

Professor Amanullah Hamidzai, chancellor of Shaheed Rabbani Education University, delivers his speech.
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) supported the establishment of the Master of Educational Leadership and Management at the Shaheed Professor Rabbani Education University. USWDP along with its technical partner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, developed the degree to meet international standards.

The AWDP celebrated the successful completion of a two-week skills training program.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 1:00am

The Afghanistan Workforce Development Program celebrated the successful completion of a two-week demand-driven skills training program for 402 women in the cities of Kabul, Jalalabad and Kandahar.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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