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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.

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.
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Businesspeople from around the country and the world will participate in the first World Pomegranate Fair on November 20, 2008, in the birthplace and crossroads of this ancient commodity.
 
The World Pomegranate Fair will take place at Badam Bagh Fair Site in Kabul on November 20, 2008.  This trade fair aims to connect people at all levels of the pomegranate value chain to explore the full range of pomegranate’s potential on display.
 
Ambassador Wood inaugurates The American University of Afghanistan's Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library.
Monday, November 10, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The  American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) inaugurated the Bernice Nachman Marlowe Library on 10 November 2008. The Library and adjoining facilities will allow AUAF to reach its growth projections and further the goal of creating a modern, fully-equipped university able to effectively educate Afghanistan's leaders of tomorrow.
 
Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 2:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Twenty judges working in Focused District Development (FDD) target districts completed criminal justice training on November 6 in Kabul.
 

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