One of the biggest challenges to the melon farmers of northern Afghanistan is melon fly infestation, which damages the fruit and leads to secondary rot. Unfortunately, traditional methods of melon cultivation do little to protect the fruit, and farmers lack pest management controls. The result is lower yields and less income for the farmers.
Internships and job placement services provide women the opportunity to gain work experience, prove their capabilities to employers, and secure new or better positions.
Looking to address the unique needs of the people living in Ghor, the USAID-funded HEMAYAT Project and the Afghan government came up with a solution: take healthcare directly to the villagers, like those living in Dawlatyar.
Fouzia Hariri was one of 40 Afghan traders participating in the inaugural “Made in Afghanistan” exhibition and conference on July 19-20, 2016, in New Delhi, India, organized with the support of USAID’s Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR) project.
It was pitch black outside when Sana-ul-Haq began his work day at 3.00 am. Most of the village was still sound asleep as he got dressed and headed over to the nearby brick kiln, where he worked with his father and siblings.
Last updated: December 05, 2016