From the American People
In July 2010, a 100-million-dollar USAID grant to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) established the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) to provide credit to small commercial farmers and agribusinesses. This grant also launched a technical assistance effort under a 50-million-dollar Agricultural Credit Enhancement (ACE) project. This project manages ADF lending and supports value chains in the agricultural sector, especially those engaged in the production, processing and export of high-value crops. The ADF channels credit through financial and non-financial institutions.
Fact Sheet ACE Jan 2013
18 June 2013
Nematullah Ayobi decided to start a chicken business in 2007, never imagining that six years on, he would be the largest poultry supplier in Herat...
15 October 2012
USAID / CADG Consumer-ready packages of dried fruit from Afghanistan Mr. Ghulam Sarwar is a member of a business family from Herat...
28 August 2012
USAID/ACE Season Honey is one of over 15,000 borrowers from 28 of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan that is benefiting from the Agricultural Credit...
15 August 2012
USAID/ACE Aminullah shows off his bumper harvest of almonds A simple loan changed Aminullah’s life forever. He grew almonds, plums, apricots and...
3 April 2012
USAID/ACE Potato harvesting in Bamyan CHALLENGE: Potato production is the mainstay in Bamyan province. Until 2010 productivity was low due...
18 January 2012
Despite a drought, farmers enjoyed better-than-expected yields due to the high-quality seeds and fertilizers made possible by timely distribution of low-interest Agricultural Development Fund loans.
4 January 2012
Better supplies, equipment, and techniques have boosted Bamyan’s potato yield by nearly 30 percent.
17 December 2011
A USAID loan supported the company to increase its sales by 64 percent, created 67 full time jobs and provided 6,500 far households with access to agricultural machinery.
6 December 2011
CHALLENGE USAID designed the Agricultural Development Fund to work through commercial banks and USAID/ACE Credit advisers discuss the concept of...
15 August 2011
ACEP/USAID A man inspects a pile of recently threshed wheat. Traditionally, seed producers deliver wheat seed to seed companies from May to...
In The News
21 July 2010
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دهاقین افغان از طریق کمک مالی بلاعوض 100 میلیون دالری که بنام مساعدت مالی برای انکشاف زراعتی یاد میگردد و از طریق ایالات متحده و...
Afghan farmers will have more access to financial credit thanks to a $100 million grant, called the Agricultural Development Fund and financed through the United...
19 Jun 2013
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