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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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:00am
SHIBIRGHAN, JAWZJAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Minister of Mines Adel opened the Yatimtaq and Gerquduq gas fields for testing and exploration at a ceremony dedicating the newly installed drilling rig.   
 
The Ministry of Mines, in coordination with the Afghan Gas Company, will use the USAID-funded rig to test gas levels in the fields’ wells to determine if they contain enough gas to fuel a regional power plant.  This testing represents a significant step towards establishing a reliable indigenous power source for Afghanistan. 
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World TB Day 2009, the United States stands alongside other nations to combat global TB. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a main donor supporting programs fighting TB for the past 7 years in Afghanistan.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On March 19, 2009, Kabul University’s Law and Political Science and Sharia faculties dedicated four new classrooms.
 
The moot court classrooms will offer Afghan’s future legal professionals opportunities to develop their oral presentation and advocacy skills as they participate in simulated role-playing scenarios and moot court exercises.
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 4:45am
MAZARI SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- H.E. Mr. Mohammad Asif Rahimi, the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL), and Full Rank General Atta Mohammad Noor, Governor of Balkh Province, kicked off the opening ceremony of the Mazari Sharif International AgFair and Cashmere Exhibition today at the Mechaniza-i-Zeraati Fairgrounds.
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 4:45am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in coordination with regional Departments of Agriculture, planted 1,248,000 tree saplings on 510 hectares of land in 13 districts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces.
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghan Women’s Business Federation (AWBF) held its first ever, annual conference on February 25, 2009, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.  Member associations, businesswomen, private sector partners, Afghan government officials, international organizations, and other interested parties were in attendance at the one-day event.
 
One member, Ms. Fahima Barati, said that, “AWBF’s nationwide network opened up many doors for women’s business development, allowing women to help to build our country’s future.”
سب ستیشن شمال غرب، افغانستان
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
North West Kabul substation, Afghanistan.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Every winter, Afghans weather the cold with a bukhari (wood stove) for warmth and use candles or gas lamps to light up the long, dark nights. But this winter, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and a consortium of donors including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, the Government of India, and the Government of Germany launched an effort to bring round-the-clock power to Kabul.
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On February 10, 2009, the first deployment of 500 laptop computers will be handed over by the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE) to the Estiqlal High School in Jalalabad, marking the launch of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program. 
 

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