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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.

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Last updated: November 25, 2015

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