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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Balkh, Afghanistan – When it comes to accessing credit for women farmers and women-owned agriculture-related businesses, challenges have often forced these operations to close because of a lack of understanding how credit works.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to change that and help these women prosper in their businesses.

With that in mind, USAID’s Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N), in partnership with Agricultural Credit Enhancement Phase-II project (ACE-II), hosted the Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday to increase knowledge of the opportunities for women to secure agricultural credit. This event focused on practical training for women to apply for and manage credit. This event brought together a number of top microfinance institutions in Afghanistan along with other financial experts to work with Shura attendees.

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- 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.”
 
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.
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the award of a five-year, $150 million cooperative agreement to promote sustainable growth of the licit agricultural economy in select poppy-producing areas of northern, eastern, and north-central Afghanistan.
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 5:15am
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On May 12, 2009, 116 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center. The graduates are the fourth class to complete the Center’s three-month construction skills course, earning certifications in carpentry, electrical work, masonry, painting, plumbing, or rebar placement.
 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 5:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 5, 2009, the United States Agency for International Development signed a $1 million host country contract (HCC) with the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).  The  HCC will enable the Ministry to improve information and communications technology coverage and infrastructure throughout government institutions, as well as to increase access to information for the people of Afghanistan. 
 

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