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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.

Aimal Marjan, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology, is talking about the importance of mobile banking.
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Following a directive from President Ashraf Ghani, high-level representatives from the Ministries of Commerce and Industries, Communication and Information Technology, Finance, Education, Justice, Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, and the Governor of the Central Bank today held an “Electronic Money Summit” sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID provided equipments to the Ministery of Higher Education.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00am

 United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people, presented the Ministry of Higher Education with $275,000 worth of equipment that will support the Ministry’s reform agenda for the national public university entry exam, known as the Kankor.

USAID/Afghanistan's Health and Nutrition Office Director, Karla Fossand, delivering remarks via video.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:30am

The Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) held its 11th annual congress to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health. This year’s theme was “Midwives for a Better tomorrow,” highlighting the contribution of midwifery to improving health outcomes in Afghanistan.

Twenty female football players left Afghanistan on Sept. 14 for a nine-day trip to Hiroshima, Japan.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:30am

Twenty female football players left Afghanistan on Sept. 14 for a nine-day trip to Hiroshima, Japan. The women are members of the Afghanistan Women's Football team and will participate in the Hiroshima Leadership and Communication Training Program.

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:45am

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22 for their selection as the first of 3,000 civil service interns sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the $38 million Promote: Women in Government program.

U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley delivers his speech during the event.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 7:30am

Minister of Education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director William Hammink and UNICEF Deputy Country Representative Dr. L.N. Balaji celebrated an innovative Community-Based Education program on Aug. 30.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:00am

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will contribute $15 million to the Afghan Government to support completion of a landmark household and population survey.  Once complete, the survey will, for the first time in more than 35 years, provide Afghanistan and donors with reliable economic and demographic data, which can be used for future planning.

Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 5:15am

New Delhi, India – The Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union and the Ministry of Energy and Water hosted a two day Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit in New Delhi on August 6 and 7. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Embassy of India in Afghanistan and the Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industries supported the event.

Nasima Niazai, Member of Parliament from Helmand Province, giving speech.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:30am

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. 

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Last updated: August 16, 2016

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