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Afghanistan Increases Use of Renewable Energy Sources

Afghanistan’s renewable energy resource potential is estimated at over 300,000 megawatts, with hydropower currently being the main source of renewable energy. Naghlu Hydropower is the country’s largest hydropower plant. The rehabilitation of one of its four turbines was carried out

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Young Afghan Women Complete Trainings To Enter Banking Sector

A total of 150 young Afghan women celebrated their graduation today from USAID’s Women in Commercial Banking (WICB) program during an official ceremony attended by the Executive Directors of the Afghanistan Banks Association, the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan,

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Young Afghan Students Create Innovative Solutions to Tackle Agriculture Problems

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored the first Afghanistan National Young Innovators in Agriculture Competition, an activity aimed at engaging Afghan students in tackling the problem of post-harvest loss in high value crops. In Afghanistan, farmers lose more

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EU Contributes to WFP to Help Drought Victims in Badghis

The World Food Program (WFP) welcomes a new humanitarian contribution of €898,200 from the European Union to help Afghan families hit hard by last year’s drought rebuild their lives. The contribution will allow WFP to assist 2,000 families in Afghanistan’s

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Pomegranate Exports Drop By 50% This Year

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) expects pomegranates export to drop by 50% this year. The officials have cited high custom tariffs on pomegranates from Pakistan as the major factor behind the considerable fall in pomegranate exports. Afghanistan exported

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Afghanistan Drops to 173 Rank from 167 in Doing Business Index

Afghanistan is ranked 173 in in the World Bank’s “Doing Business Report for 2019: Training for Reform”.  Scoring 44.1, Afghanistan’s position has dropped by six points in this year’s index of doing business against last year. According to the report,

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Kandahar Fig Production Up By 25%

Kandahar has produced 50,000 tons of figs this year, indicating a 25% increase from last year. The third in value and production after pomegranates and grapes in Kandahar, figs are annually exported from the provide abroad. According to Kandahar Chamber

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Afghanistan’s Bolani Listed #1 Among World’s Best Breads

Afghanistan’s most famous flatbread called Bolani is declared the number one bread in the world in a travel article by CNN. To mark World Bread Day which was on October 16, 50 of the world’s most wonderful breads are introduced

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Japan Contributes $2.7 MILLION To Boost WFP’S Food Assistance In Afghanistan

WFP welcomes a new contribution of $2.7 million from the Government of Japan which will enable WFP to provide food assistance to food-insecure people in Afghanistan in the coming 12 months.  This generous contribution follows Japan’s humanitarian funding for WFP’s

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Afghanistan’s Pine Nuts Production Up By 10% This Year

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has predicted pine nuts production to reach up to 24,000 tons this year, which indicates a 10 percent increase from last year’s productions. Planting hundreds and thousands of pine nuts saplings,

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Afghanistan Trade Event Drives Over $55 million in New Business

The 2019 “Passage to Prosperity: India – Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show,” supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), saw Afghan firms sign deals and pre-contract agreements valued at over $55 million.  In particular, the exhibition yielded

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