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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.

July 11, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the global community in observing the 22nd World Population Day today in a special year when the world population is expected to pass the seven billion mark. This year’s theme, The World at 7 Billion, provides the opportunity to not only celebrate that people are living longer, healthier lives but also reflect on the challenges that lie ahead to improve the lives of future generations.
USAID Deputy Mission Director Brooke Isham delivers remarks during a ceremony at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry where two
June 28, 2011
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- USAID Deputy Mission Director Brooke A. Isham attended a ceremony today at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry where Minister Anwar ul-Haq Ahadi signed a leasing agreement with Cashmere Fibers International, from the United Kingdom, and Traitex, from Belgium, to renovate and revitalize the Hirat Textiles Park and establish a cashmere processing facility in Hirat Province. The USAID-supported facility will create 44 jobs directly and support the creation of more than 10,000 indirect jobs.
U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry, Deputy Governor of Hirat Jami (center), and Hirat University Chancellor Hosseini cut the rib
June 19, 2011
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. and Afghan government officials joined Hirat University faculty and students to celebrate the opening of the USAID-funded digital library, computer laboratory, and new architectural studio.
A view of the Salang Tunnel in Parwan Province.
June 15, 2011
PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry and Minister of Public Works H.E. Abdul Qudos Hamidi joined local officials today as emergency repair work on the Salang Tunnel resumed. Completed by the Soviets in 1962, the tunnel is in a state of serious disrepair. Without emergency repairs, funded by USAID, the tunnel will soon become impassable for much of the year and hazardous for motorists. Improvements resulting from this project will keep traffic flowing until complete rehabilitation of the tunnel is accomplished.


Last updated: November 25, 2015

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