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Entrepreneur of the month: Benazir Yakta

Born in Daikundi province of Afghanistan, Benazir Yakta is an Afghan female entrepreneur whose passion for business started from a very young age. She started working for women when she was in 10th grade and her research and experience drove

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Afghans exhibit handicrafts and dried fruits in Almaty

The Fourth Central Asian Trade Forum and International Exhibition was launched on 29th -30th Oct 2014 with the participation of representatives from Afghanistan, Central Asian Countries, Latvia, Pakistan and USAID Regional representative, Ministers, Traders and government delegations at Rixos Hotel

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Chamber of Commerce calls for government and donors’ attention to Afghan agriculture sector

The Chamber of Commerce in northern Kunduz province urged the Afghan government and the donors to divert attention to the agriculture sector. This comes as the agriculture business in Kunduz was adversely affected by the election stalemate. According to Dried

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Prices of dry fruits soar ahead of Eid holidays

The prices of dry fruits have doubled as the religious festival of Eid-ul Fitr is drawing closer. Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Buying a variety of dry fruits is part of the Eid celebration. It

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Afghanistan’s exports up by 33%: ACCI

According to a recent report by the Export Promotion Department of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACC), Afghanistan’s exports have reached USD 524mn in 2013, indicating a 33% rise from 2012 exports. In 2012, Afghanistan’s exports had touched

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Afghanistan’s exports double this year: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has reported a two-fold increase in Afghanistan’s exports. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Afghanistan’s exports stood at USD 62mn in 2012, while the amount has surpassed USD 100mn during the first six months of

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Afghanistan's exports double this year: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has reported a two-fold increase in Afghanistan’s exports. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Afghanistan’s exports stood at USD 62mn in 2012, while the amount has surpassed USD 100mn during the first six months of

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Paktia in need of market for their apples

Paktia apple orchard owners have called on the government to establish a proper market for their apples. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), 7 kilograms of apples from Paktia are sold at 100 AFN. The price does not meet the

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Afghan pine nuts growers in need of better market

Afghan pine nuts growers in Khost have urged the government to find a profitable market for the dried fruit. This comes as the price of the dried fruit has tumbled in the market, dropping from last year’s price of 700

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Samangan’s almond production up by 20%

Agriculture and Livestock Department in Samangan has reported that almond yield in Samangan has increased by 20%. Head of the department, Noor Mohammad Amir, said that survey of almond fields in various areas of Samangan have shown an increase of

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Afghanistan’s dry fruits arrive in India through Chabahar Port

Twenty containers of Afghan dry fruits have arrived in Mumbai city of India through the Chabahar Port. Afghan traders are optimistic about expanding their trade further through the Chabahar Port. The port serves as the best alternative to the Pakistan’s

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Uruzgan finds market for its almond production

The Australian government with collaboration from the United States Agency for International Development has pledged airlifting the almond produced in the central Uruzgan province to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The farmers were previously faced with lack of market for

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