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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.

Afghanistan Carpet Booth from Domotex 2009.
January 14, 2010
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- For the third year in a row, Afghan carpet makers and dealers will showcase their country’s best hand-made carpets and kilims in an international exhibition in Hannover, Germany, next week.
Domotex, the premiere international carpet trade show, will start January 16 and continue four days.
The 18 participating Afghan carpet dealers are expected to generate millions of dollars in exports and bridge the gap between suppliers and international consumers.                
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December 30, 2009
“The United States Government is proud to work closely with the Kabul municipality to provide a cleaner environment for the residents of Kabul city and provide cash for work employment opportunities for the most vulnerable and food insecure families of Kabul,” said US Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne.
December 23, 2009
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- In response to the needs identified by community leaders in Nuristan, USAID will spend $775,000 in development projects over the next seven months creating thousands of jobs for residents of the province.
Sponsored by USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) program, the projects will be based in Nuristan’s Du Ab and Nurgaram districts and focus on rural development, health, irrigation and agriculture needs.
Women in Kunar learn to grow seedlings during a USAID-funded agriculture training program.
December 19, 2009
KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- A horticulture and forestation technical training program in nine districts of Kunar this month provided skills to hundreds of farmers and staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
The training, sponsored by the Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided four types of training in the districts of Asadabad, Narang, Sarkani, Chowkay, Nurgal, Khas Kunar, Pech, Marawara and Chapadara.


Last updated: November 25, 2015

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