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Afghanistan addresses natural resource governance challenges at EITI’s Global Conference

A delegation from the Afghan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) attended the EITI Global Conference in Lima, Peru on February 24th-25th. The forum convened international key stakeholders to discuss and share their experience in developing and promoting transparent payments from

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Saffron production up by 17% in Afghanistan

Saffron production in Afghanistan has increased by 17%, according to Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Afghanistan has produced 4,675 of saffron this year compared to last year’s 4,000kg with majority of the spice grown in western Herat

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Innovation Grant Fund will increase Afghan farmers’ access to agricultural credit

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement- II (ACE-II) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is seeking innovative solutions to expand the availability of agricultural credit for Afghan farmers. The

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World Bank pledges $1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business

The World Bank (WB) has pledged to donate USD 1.2mn to support Afghan micro-business with cooperation from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. The program, aimed at expanding Afghan labor markets, involves supporting 2,500 entrepreneurs in three

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