From the American People
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.
ASAP Final Report- 2006-2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP AgDepots Rural Farms Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP AgDepots Rural Farms June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP AgDepots Rural Farms June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP AgFairs Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP AgFairs June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP AgFairs June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP Badam Bagh Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Badam Bagh June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP Badam Bagh June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP Cashmere Value Chain Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Cashmere Value Chain June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP Cashmere Value Chain June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP Agribusiness Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Agribusiness June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP Agribusiness June 20111 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP VFUs Jun 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP VFUs June 2011 Dari
Fact Sheet ASAP VFUs June 2011 Pashto
Fact Sheet ASAP AWBC FINAL June 2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Hilmand Poultry Project-3/31/2011
Fact Sheet ASAP Hilmand Poultry Project-Mar 2011 Pashto
1 October 2011
USAID/ASAP Afghan women harvest grapes at Badam Bagh farm in Kabul. Afghanistan’s women are an important part of the country’s agricultural sector, but...
7 November 2011
USAID facilitated the business deal, enabling the farmers to sell their mulberries for the first time.
19 September 2011
USAID/ASAP Khadeeja, one of the women who is receiving training on making quality cashmere clothing, knits a scarf. Afghanistan is estimated to...
15 September 2011
Robert Sauers/USAID Dr. Ihsan (far left), the majority owner of the Hilmand Ihsan Poultry Co. and Governor of Hilmand Mangal (left) look on as...
4 June 2011
Afghanistan is an agrarian nation with more than 80 percent of its citizens living in rural areas and relying on USAID/ASAP ...
USAID/ Afghan Women’s Business Council managers Mahooba Waizi and Khubera Zaifi are shown modern vegetable propagation methods at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. ...
4 April 2011
USAID/ASAP The Afghanistan Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair featured a design similar to that of the Blue Mosque in Mazari Sharif in...
28 March 2011
Logar Province, Afghanistan
USAID/ASAP A farmer examines his crop of alfalfa grown with the support of USAID. Afghanistan suffers from a shortage of fodder crops that...
28 March 2011
Kabul Province, Afghanistan
USAID/ASAP Women mix straw with urea and water to increase the straw’s nutritional value and create feed reserves that will sustain livestock through the...
4 May 2010
Consumers in Europe will soon be savoring the sweet taste of Afghanistan. The United Kingdom’s leading pomegranate juice company recently agreed to a pioneering deal...
15 October 2010
From October 6 to 8, thousands of visitors from Afghanistan and around the world converged on Badam Bagh Farm in Kabul to attend the 2010...
31 May 2010
Panjsher Province, Afghanistan
In mid-May, the first Cashmere Road Show took place in Panjsher Province, with participation from both U.S. and Afghan government officials. Last year, the USG-funded...
31 March 2010
Consumers in Europe will soon be savoring the sweet taste of Afghanistan. The United Kingdom’s leading pomegranate juice company recently agreed to a deal worth...
30 November 2009
In early November 2009, Afghan farmers made history with the first-ever export of their apples to India. Up to 75 metric tons of apples will...
31 October 2009
Afghanistan produces some of the world’s tastiest fruit and has the potential to spread its agricultural wealth around the world. On October 15, 2009, the...
15 October 2009
The ribbon is cut to inaugurate the Omaid Bahar Fruit Processing Facility. Photo: Ian F. Carver, ASAP ...
15 August 2009
Afghan cherries, apricots, and melons from Kandahar, Wardak, and Parwan provinces are now being enjoyed by customers in India and the United Arab Emirates. To...
15 June 2009
“Afghanistan has sparked the interest and the appetite – literally the appetite – of the world,” said U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry on the opening day...
15 March 2009
Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan
From March 12-13, the Mazari Sharif International AgFair and Cashmere Exhibition promoted Afghanistan’s produce, livestock, and cashmere on the world stage. Approximately 27,500 members of...
31 December 2008
When USAID introduced a new potato variety in northern Badakhshan province, the area’s farmers experienced an explosion in new yields. The high-quality potato seeds improved...
In The News
25 October 2011
Robert Sauers/USAID USAID Mission Director Dr. S. Ken Yamashita delivers remarks to the audience at the Badam Bagh Demonstration Farm in Kabul. ...
15 September 2011
Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) representatives met on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan’s nationwide network of...
23 May 2011
Robert Sauers/USAID USAID Senior Deputy Mission Director Robert Hellyer speaks to Afghan government officials and area farmers about the successful transition of the Bolan...
18 May 2011
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) brought together 160 agricultural stakeholders from the Kabul region today to discuss new production and...
6 October 2010
د امریکی د متحده ایالاتو سفیر ښاغلی آیکن بیری د کرنی اوبو لګونی او مالداری وزیر ښاغلی محمد آصف رحیمی او د نوموړی وزارت معین...
سفیر ایالات متحده آقای کارل آیکنبیری، وزیرزراعت آقای آصف رحیمی ، و معین وزارت زراعت آقای سلیم خان کندوزی افتتاح جشنواره زراعتی بین المللی را...
U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Minister Asif Rahimi and Deputy Minister Mr. Saleem Kunduzi of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) celebrated the opening...
12 November 2009
برای اولین بار، دهاقین افغانی سیب های مشهور کشور خود را به بازار هندوستان صادرخواهند نمود. که این پروسه، صادرات زراعتی افغانستان را بصورت قابل...
For the first time, Afghan farmers will export their country’s world-renowned apples into the Indian market, a move that will dramatically expand Afghanistan’s agricultural exports...
23 May 2009
An estimated 50,000 people participated in the Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair on May 20-22 to celebrate Afghanistan’s fast-growing agricultural sector and forge...
22 May 2013
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