Over 22 varieties of grapes were planted on the Afghan’s Ministry of Agriculture’s research farm to establish a grape foundation nursery. USAID-funded projects introduced trellising, a practice that increases the quality of grapes and overall yields.
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In Case You Missed USAID in the news this week.. Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs Alex Their writes in Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel about his experience living in Mazar 20 years ago and highlights the dramatic progress over the past two decades. Alanna Shaikh wrote in the UN Dispatch on […]
In this installment of USAID’s Pounds of Prevention series, we take a look at how USAID—through its partnership with Catholic Relief Services— is helping vulnerable farmers reduce post-harvest losses as a result of poor storage conditions. We focus on western Afghanistan, where the potato plays a key role in nourishing families through the harsh winter months. In the traditional-style […]
Great progress is being made toward achieving the Millenium Development Goals, and the global community can be inspired by the innovations and successes we are seeing around the world.
Weekly Briefing (8/4/2012 – 8/10/2012) August 6: ABC News featured a blog post on Secretary Clinton’s recent trip to Malawi, where she met with local farmers at the Lumbadzi Milk Bulking Group, established as part of the Feed the Future initiative. Clinton spoke with a farmer who received a cow from USAID several years ago. With revenue from […]
Gregory Howell is the Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure at USAID’s Afghanistan Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. Traditionally, USAID Missions have managed development programs by segmenting activities into technical offices such as democracy and governance, economic growth, health, education, and infrastructure. Crossfertilization takes place occasionally, when mutual interests are identified; but meaningful collaboration is rare. The focus […]