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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – One of the most difficult challenges for women farmers and agriculture-related business owners in Afghanistan is the access to credit for their agriculture operations, and understanding how credit works for them. However, help is on the way, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

On Wednesday, USAID’s Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II) hosted the first Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Kabul to raise women’s awareness in agricultural credit. This gathering focused on practical training of women to apply for and to manage credit.  This one-day event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.  The event is the first of a series of Shuras planned throughout the country.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
BAND-E-AMIR, BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan.  Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the passage of the Environmental Law in 2007 and the park’s official declaration on April 22. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On June 14, 2009, the United States Government and the City of Kabul celebrated the start of Bagrami Park rehabilitation at a foundation stone ceremony. The park rehabilitation will provide temporary jobs and income to Kabul residents facing unemployment and rising food prices.
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 5:15am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- On June 11, 2009, Nangarhar Public University (NPU) awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees to 80 students.  These students are NPU’s first recipients of BBA degrees, having studied business management, accounting, and marketing under the instruction of some of the university’s top professors.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 3, 2009, the United States, in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Transportation & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), opened Lashkar Gah’s Bost Airstrip in Helmand Province. Bost is the only completely civilian airstrip in Southern Afghanistan and is the catalyst for re-establishing commercial air service in Helmand.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today the establishment of the country’s first protected species list. The list, which includes 33 threatened and endangered species in Afghanistan, is the first designation in a series that will take place over the next year. This critical step provides legal protection to Afghanistan’s wild species, which have been devastated by over thirty years of conflict.
 
Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- An estimated 50,000 people participated in the Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair on May 20-22 to celebrate Afghanistan’s fast-growing agricultural sector and forge business deals that capitalize on the country’s abundance of fresh produce ranging from pomegranates and grapes to cauliflower and spinach.
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, agribusiness representatives, international investors, government officials, and visitors came together for the launch of the Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair.  Held at Badam Bagh Farm, the fair showcases Afghanistan’s wealth of fresh produce, provides lucrative business opportunities, and demonstrates innovative agricultural technologies.  It is expected to attract more than 50,000 participants from May 21-22.
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 20, 2009, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Francis Ricciardone held a roundtable discussion with students at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAf).
 
In his opening remarks, Deputy Ambassador Ricciardone stated that “You, the students using this impressive facility, are part of the transformational change taking place in Afghanistan today.  I encourage your firm commitment to participating in your country’s development.”
 

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