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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.

(From left) USAID Senior Development Officer Jim Wright, RAMP-UP Chief of Party Barry Reed, Governor of Ghor H.E. Dr. Aqahi Abdu
July 27, 2011
CHAGHCHARAN, AFGHANISTAN- Residents of Chaghcharan will enjoy improvements in the city center upon completion of a park and two kilometers of sidewalks to be built across from the education department, and installation of 50 concrete garbage bins around the city. The park and sidewalks, identified as a priority by the municipal office, will provide a green space for all city residents where their children can play in a clean, safe location. Garbage bins will further enable the municipality to keep the city free from litter.
Mayor H.E. Abdul Khaliq Sorkhabi and the Afghan National Police Chief lay cornerstones for one of several new city projects.
July 25, 2011
QALA E NAW, AFGHANISTAN- Residents of Qala E Naw municipality will experience a city with improved overall cleanliness and increased prospects for public health upon completion of a three-kilometer canal, culvert, and sidewalk construction project. Better water drainage will allow residents to walk through the city streets more easily, particularly in winter months.
USAID Mission Director Dr. S. Ken Yamashita (center), Hirat Governor Dr. Daud Saba, and Hirat City Mayor Alhaj Mohammad Salim Ta
July 24, 2011
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- Residents of Hirat will enjoy improved public-health prospects and increased cleanliness upon completion of a three-kilometer canal and culvert construction project in the city’s center, identified as a priority by the municipal office.
Afghan officials cut a ribbon to launch new municipal projects in Farah City.
July 21, 2011
FARAH, AFGHANISTAN- Residents of Farah will soon reap the benefits of covered drainage canals, sidewalks, culverts, and street medians thanks to three new projects the Farah Municipality identified as priorities in order to deliver services to citizens.
Shops at the newly opened Laghman Wholesale Market.
July 17, 2011
MEHTARLAM, LAGHMAN- The Laghman Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market, built with support from USAID, opened today in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital of Laghman. The new market brings together 72 wholesalers and dozens of farmers, transporters, and laborers for doing business. The market serves as a hub for a variety of fruit, vegetables, and staple crops grown throughout the districts of Laghman that will help boost agricultural sales from across the province.


Last updated: November 25, 2015

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