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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 17, 2016 – A new agriculture demonstration farm and research facility will be set up at the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU) in Kandahar with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The demonstration farm will be used as a training facility for university students and private sector farmers to learn improved cultivation practices for wheat, orchards, vegetables, and post-harvest management. The goal is to make ANASTU a hub for technology dissemination and best practices in agriculture, promoting quality agricultural education that aims to grow and stimulate the private sector.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) Director General Jelani Popal, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Michael Yates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the IDLG Strategic Work Plan with $94.6 million in project activities.
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 1:45am
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID efforts to improve the availability of alternative livelihoods for farmers is paying off for Afghanistan in the war against poppy production. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported today in its 2008 opium-poppy cultivation report for Afghanistan that the number of poppy-free provinces increased from 13 in 2007 to 18 provinces today and opium cultivation has fallen by 19% nationwide to its lowest level since 2006. 
 
Friday, August 22, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Businesses from around the world attend the 3rd annual Kabul AgFair.
 
The Kabul International Agricultural Fair on August 20-22 cut inroads for Afghan products into hard-to-penetrate foreign markets, helping Afghans once again make their exports known around the world.  Promoting Afghan products at home and abroad increases farm incomes, reduces prices for local consumers, and strengthens food security.
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:30am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- More than 3,000 people recently attended the agricultural fair (AgFair) in Helmand Province hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and USAID.
 
The AgFair opened with speeches by Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal and the Director of the Helmand Ministry of Agriculture, Gulam Nabi.  A Helmandi farmer and a local trader also gave speeches stressing the importance of meeting at the AgFair to solidify business relationships.
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- His Excellency Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatamie, Minister of Public Health, presented Afghanistan’s challenges and accomplishments in the health sector to U.S. officials last week in Washington, DC.
 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID’s Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) project financially supported a series of business skills development trainings provided to members of the Afghan National Business Association for Peace (ANBAP) in Kabul from July 21 to Aug 10, 2008.
 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 1:30am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE- USAID efforts to improve the reliability of electricity in Southern Afghanistan achieved a significant milestone recently with the delivery of two 20MVA transformers to Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province. Once installed, the two transformers will improve capacity of the city’s electrical substation to supply the power needs of Lashkar Gah.
 
Friday, August 8, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- With little else other than a few changes of clothes, a judge from rural Afghanistan said he walked eight days from his isolated district in order to attend a judicial skills training program in Kabul organized by the USAID-funded Afghanistan Rule of Law Project .
 

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Last updated: August 16, 2016

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