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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched the Promoting Value Chains–West project on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The project promotes inclusive growth and job creation in the agricultural sector by strengthening the capabilities of producers and private enterprises to effectively link Afghan farmers to domestic and international markets.

Improving agricultural value chains provides great potential for economic growth. This three-year project will support sustainable agribusiness and livestock development by increasing wheat productivity, improving production and profitability of high value crops, enhancing technology utilization in the livestock industry, and building the institutional capacity of provincial and district government agencies. FAO will implement the project in partnership with the Afghan Provincial Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock in the Provinces of Badghis, Farah, Herat, and Nimroz.

 

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Last updated: January 04, 2018

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