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International AgFair in Kabul from October 30 to November 1, 2013

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International AgFair in Kabul from October 30 to November 1, 2013

20131030_PM_BAP_AGFAIRWith the support of Afghan-German Development Cooperation, the AgFair presents a wide range of new products and services for the agricultural sector to more than 50,000 visitors.

The fair showcases new technologies to aid business development, and this year also welcomes a delegation from the provincial departments.

October 30, 2013, marks the start of the international AgFair in Badam Bagh, Kabul, inaugurated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). The AgFair is Afghanistan’s largest fair for agricultural and industrial products, with importers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers showcasing products and services at over 200 fair stands.

More than 50,000 visitors are set to come and see these products and also find out more about new market opportunities, new agricultural technology and to make new contacts.

The AgFair is a good occasion and venue for increasing ties between local agricultural producers, retailers, and traders, both domestic and international.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development(BMZ) the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supported the development and execution of Kabul’s international AgFair amounting to AFN 3,570,000 (in words: three million five hundred and seventy thousand AFN only) in close cooperation and coordination with the Directorate of Private Sector Development of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock.

Besides a wide range of product and service showcases, Kabul’s international AgFair also features a knowledge center to support business development in the country. Farmers and local and international traders can find out more about new technologies available on the market, sales opportunities for their products and which organizations offer technical assistance.

This year’s AgFair also welcomes a delegation of more than 80 representatives from different provinces, provincial departments and from the wider farming community in the provinces. The delegates’ schedule includes knowledge center presentations, visits to the Ag-Fair exhibition floor, and taking part in the opening ceremony of the AgFair.



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