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Agriculture director of Balkh Province Kateb Shams explains the importance of Afghan women in agriculture during the conference.
November 25, 2015

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan –Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the conference was to explore means to strengthen women’s contributions in each stage of value-added processes – from the farm to market and ultimately to consumer.

USAID’s Regional Agriculture Development Project, North (RADP-North) sponsored the conference to organize women into business networks to achieve higher productivity and profitability in agricultural value chains. More than 160 women representing private business, government agencies and civil society organizations from Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Jowzjan, Kunduz, and Samangan provinces participated. 

USAID Mission Director Herbert Smith said USAID and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock share a common goal of accelerating the advancement of women in Afghanistan’s agricultural value chains.

December 12, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following a two-day meeting in Kabul organized by the Salam Watandar Radio Network, Afghan women broadcasters who manage women-focused radio stations across the country agreed to work collaboratively to produce improved programming for women, which will highlight voices throughout Afghanistan’s provinces. The broadcasters also met with USAID and U.S. Embassy representatives at the gathering, which provided a chance for women broadcasters to tell their stories and elaborate on continued challenges and future opportunities.
December 11, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Members of the Women’s Land Rights Task Force held its inaugural session this morning. Chartered to identify customary, religious, legal, and regulatory constraints affecting land ownership by women, the task force will work to address issues supporting women’s land rights, increase awareness on women’s inheritance and land rights, and provide assistance with legal reforms.
U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm joins university officials to cut a ribbon at the new USAID-funded moot courtroom at Al Biruni Univer
November 30, 2011
KAPISA, AFGHANKISTAN- University law and shari’a students can now practice and refine advocacy skills in new moot courtrooms opened today at Al Biruni University in Kapisa Province. Combined with recent national efforts to unify and reform its curriculum, the university also boasts of a newly opened legal clinic. These efforts will help put Al-Biruni University on par with other major Afghanistan national and international institutions of higher education and will address the legal needs of the Afghan people in Kapisa and surrounding provinces.
Bamyan Mayor Fetrat and USAID Mission Director Ken Yamashita unveil a permanent sign to commemorate the new mosaic sidewalk in B
November 30, 2011
BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- The commercial district in the city of Bamyan has a new look with the completion of a 1.5-kilometer red mosaic sidewalk along its main street. The USAID-funded sidewalk will directly benefit more than 800 shopkeepers and vendors and their families in this historic town, as well as residents who do their daily shopping in the town’s main commercial area.
USAID Deputy Mission Director Jed Barton talks about how mobile money can transform Afghanistan.
November 30, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID has signed innovation grants with three major Afghan mobile network operators: Etisalat, MTN, and Roshan M-Paisa to support the expansion of mobile money in Afghanistan. As a result of these grants, more than 100,000 Afghans will be able to use mobile money to transfer funds to friends and family members, grow their businesses, receive their salaries, and pay their utility bills.


Last updated: November 25, 2015

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