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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored an exhibition of Afghan products on October 18, 2016 to facilitate sales and acquaint the manufacturing companies with products and services available in the city. An estimated 100 business representatives and local government officials attended the exhibition.

Participants included representatives from the Provincial Governor’s Office, departments of Economy, Women’s Affairs, and Commerce and Industries, the Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Industrialists Union, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), and small and medium enterprises. The expo was an opportunity for Afghan manufacturing companies to exhibit their products, learn about one another and network with government offices that work with the manufacturing sector. The USAID Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) organized the expo, in part, because local businesses were reaching out to other provinces or even abroad to obtain products or services that actually were available in Mazar-e-Sharif.

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
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.
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.
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 .
Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 1:30am
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation H.E. Hamidullah Qaderi; The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock H.E. Obaidullah Ramin; along with Governor Gulab Mangal and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Dell, broke ground today on a civilian airfield in Helmand Province. This project will bolster Helmand Province’s capacity to fly air freight as well as civilian passengers to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador William Wood, Minister of Public Health Dr. S.M. Amin Fatamie, Minister of Finance Anwar-ul Haq Ahady, and USAID Director Dr. Michael Yates signed an agreement to give an estimated $218 million in new assistance directly to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.


Last updated: October 24, 2016

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