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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, January 22, 2009 - 3:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Domotex 2009, in Hannover, Germany, provided 26 Afghan carpet producers the opportunity to showcase their handmade carpet art in the world’s biggest carpet trade fair. 
 
Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 3:00am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 60 interns, including three women, at a ceremony on January 18 that recognized their successful completion of a six-month internship program in Kandahar province.
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 120 interns in a graduation ceremony held at Kabul University on December 24.
 
The internship program provides a training and work opportunity to students studying economics, science, and agriculture at national universities in Afghanistan.  The interns are selected for a three month training program in management, modern accounting, and marketing, followed by a three month practical work period in the Afghan private sector. 
 
Minister of Women’s Affairs Hoson Banu Ghazanfar thanked USAID for organizing the workshop and said such trainings are integral
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s first-ever national meeting of women legal professionals was held in Kabul from December 15 to 17, 2008. Nearly 180 women judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, law professors, and Ministry of Justice staff from 11 provinces attended the three-day Women Legal Professionals Leadership Workshop.
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 2:30am
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN- A nine megawatt diesel power plant went on line in Kandahar on December 1, providing increased electricity to homes and businesses to Kandahar city.
 
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 2:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On Thursday, November 27, 48 young professionals graduated from a six-month business mentorship program in Kandahar City, Kandahar. 
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty-eight Afghan businesses from the dried fruits, fresh fruits, carpets, and handicraft sectors participated in the 28th Annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) organized at the Paragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. 
 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 2:15am
CHARIKAR, PARWAN, AFGHANISTAN- On November 23, the Charikar Municipality inaugurated the Charikar City Training Center to strengthen the skills of civil servants and provincial businesspeople.
 
Supreme Court Justice Abdul Rasheed Rashid, who heads the court’s public security division, said the FIT program was “extremely
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Thirty-four judges from six provinces are now better equipped to deal with financial crimes in their courts after receiving training from some of the most experienced financial crimes trainers in the United States.
 

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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