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3 factories inaugurated in Herat industrial park

Three factories worth about USD 2mn were officially inaugurated in Herat’s industrial park on Tuesday by Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi. Funded by the private sector and Herat’s businessmen, the factories include two marble processing factories and one carton production factory.

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Poverty reduction program kicks off in Herat

Poverty reduction programs in rural areas worth 170mn AFN have been initiated simultaneously in four districts of Herat province. Governor Rahimi called on transparency in the implementation of the programs and emphasized that qualified people must be hired for these

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Herat’s industrial park to get new facilities

Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi laid the foundation stone for three major facilities in the industrial park of the province. The facilities include the biggest wheat storage by Aria Company, a permanent exhibition hall and a new administrative building for

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Dozens of Afghans found jobs at Herat Job Fair

A mega 2-day job fair was held in Herat province of Afghanistan on June 16-17 by the USAID’s Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP) in partnership with nine private vocational and business training providers of the Herat Provincial government. The event

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Salma Dam to be built in one year: Governor Rahimi

Herat’s Governor, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, announced Thursday that construction work would soon kick off on the much-awaited Salma Dam project, and the project would be completed within a year. He assured that no security hurdles or any other obstacle would

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Investors in Herat demand security from the new governor

A number of investors in western Herat have called on the newly appointed governor, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, to improve law and order in the city. This comes as investors are transferring their investment abroad due to poor security situation. “Our

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A guide book published to help improve fruit cultivation in Afghanistan

A guide book titled “Fruit Trees Guide” has been published by the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the European Union (EU) to help farmers improve their trees’ productivity. Containing information on about 900 different kinds of fruit-bearing fruits,

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry to launch various projects

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) have on the cards various projects under their 2013-2016 plan. Addressing a meeting on the plan, Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said his Ministry was constructing five slaughter houses and 700 cold storage

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Saffron production spreads from 20 to 26 provinces across Afghanistan

Ministry of Agriculture officials have reported that saffron production has spread from 20 provinces to 26 provinces in the past year. Given the lucrative business of the expensive spice in the market, more Afghan farmers are turning into saffron production.

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Agriculture Ministry provides loans to Afghan traders

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has promised to provide  loans to Afghan traders  engaged in agriculture business. “The Ministry is ready to offer technical and financial support to the members of the private sector, who have invested and

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2.6 million livestock to receive brucellosis vaccination across Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has launched vaccination campaign against the brucellosis disease in animals. The drive would commence in all provinces on Friday and Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi asked the people to bring their animals to

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New agricultural projects to be launched in 1392

Officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said they would roll out a number of projects aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector during the New Year. This announcement was made on Thursday at the Jashn-e-Dehqan (The Farmer’s Festival)

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Construction of residential buildings on agricultural lands causing grave concerns to the Ministry of Agriculture

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that seizing of lands and erecting residential buildings on them are causing irreparable damage to the country’s agriculture. Speaking at a conference on distribution of agricultural lands and implementation of

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ERC members ready to assist with winter challenges

Members of the Emergency Response Committee (ERC) were summoned by the Wolesi Jirga to present their preparations for the winter challenges that the vulnerable individuals in Afghanistan will most likely have to face. The ERC committee consists of representatives of

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Agriculture exhibition inaugurated in Herat

Agriculture and Livestock Minister Asif Rahimi launched a 3-day exhibition of agricultural products in Herat city. The exhibition is held to help meet the demands of the farmers who had called on the government for support to promote their products.

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Agriculture Center Launched in Central Parwan Province

An agriculture research and training center, funded by Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team, was launched in central Parwan province on Tuesday. The project, estimated to cost 153.9 million AFN, would take 11 months to complete. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Mohammad Asif

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