This project is designed to revitalize and improve global competitiveness of Afghanistan’s agriculture sector. The objective is to help Afghanistan develop a dynamic agriculture system capable of adapting to market forces by engaging activities that will lead to: a) increased competitiveness of Afghan agriculture products in domestic and international markets for high-value commodities; and b) improved public policies and institutions in support of more competitive agriculture and agribusiness. To achieve competitiveness and a sound policy environment, ASAP supports market linkages, improves farm technology and practices, improves post-harvest activities to meet market requirements, develops and enhances business organizations to provide support services to small-and medium-scale agribusinesses, and assists in production and post-harvest infrastructure construction. Since June 2011, the program has been transitioning the majority of its activities and facilities to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock. ASAP closes at the end of September 2011.