Kandahar Airport has a new air traffic control

The new air traffic control (ATC) tower at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) is significantly improving efficiency and safety for both military and commercial aircraft operating from the country’s busiest airp

FAO seed project releases two new wheat varieties for Afghan farmers

With the changing climatic conditions and emergence of new plant diseases, Afghan farmers are in dire need of new high yielding and disease tolerant varieties to replace many older varieties that are

Japan Allocates Over 4 Million Dollars to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups

The Japanese Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Mr Katsuhide Ariyoshi and the Deputy Country Director and Officer in Charge of UNDP, Mr Ian Holland, held a Signing Ceremony for the Exchange of Notes this m

UNICEF releases Child Alert on Afghanistan

Progress in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban has been significant. However, a report launched by UNICEF today, Child Alert Afghanistan, cautions that efforts to build on that significant pro

Assistant High Commissioner to Visit Afghanistan

The Assistant High Commissioner for Operations is to start a two day visit to Afghanistan today, July 29. This visit is part of a wider regional mission by Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins which will also ta

United States donates US$ 26 million for food aid in Afghanistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Yesterday welcomed a US$26 million in-kind contribution from the United States government to provide food aid to the most vulnerable people of Afghanistan

Improved Wheat Seeds and Fertilizers Distribution and Community Development in Afghanistan – A success story

Afghanistan is prone to disasters: drought, floods, earthquake for the main ones. Afghanistan has faced in 2006, a food crisis due to inadequate rainfall during the spring season. The drought conditio

Afghan mountaineers are getting training in Italy

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Seven mountaineers are leaving for Italy today ( June15 ) to attend a month-long training course there. Spokesman of the National Olympic Committee Arif Payman told afgh

Avian Influenza Response Programme

In August 2006, FAO launched the Central Asia AI Regional Network Project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Regional Network aims to prevent and control HPAI across the region and inc

Governor Ata Noor Opens Seed Review Meeting in Mazar

The 22nd Seed Review Group (SRG) meeting of the EU-funded seed project in Afghanistan was held on 22 May 2007 in the northern regional capital of Mazar-i-Sharif under the aegis of the Food and Agricul

Afghanistan Gets a National Seeds Secretariat

The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, HE Obaidullah Ramin, on Sunday 27 May 2007, laid the foundation stone of a National Seeds Secretariat Building at Badam Bagh in Kabul. Also prese

17 Development Projects for 7 Provinces

Mohammad Ehsan Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), signed 17 development projects with private construction companies at his office meeting room. These projects include t

Signing Contract of the Development of Integrated Dairy Schemes Project in Herat

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is organizing a signing ceremony in Kabul for the

The Peacebuilding Fund: Bridging the gap between conflict and recovery

Launched on 11 October 2006 in response to the growing global demand for sustained support to countries emerging from conflict, the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) serves as a crucial bridge b

FAO hands over equipment worth US$1.5 million to the Ministry of Agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) at na

Leading Afghan Entrepreneur to Invest Million in Housing Sector

Kabul, Sunday, April 1, 2007: An agreement was signed between the Ministry of Urban Development and a leading Afghan private developer, Haji Najeeb Zarab, at the presence of the Minister of Economy, M

Inception of Afghanistan’s New Seed Project

An Inception Workshop marking the official launching of a new five-year seed project with funding of Euro 10 million from the European Commission was opened today in Kabul. Present at the ceremony wer

Saleha Bayat Hospital inaugurated in Mazar-i-Sharif by Afghanistan's President Karzai and the Founder of the Bayat Foundation, Ehsanullah Bayat

On Thursday, Feb. 22, President Karzai, joined the Founder of the Bayat Foundation, Ehsanullah Bayat, and other top government officials, in inaugurating a state of the art 100-bed maternity hospital

Afghan Media- International (AMN)- AMN Institute launched in Kabul

Afghan Media International (AMN) announces “AMN Institute” to provide trainings and build the capacities and leadership skills of the young generation of the country, government and non-government emp

Inauguration of Andkhoi to Qurghan Road, Andkoi district, Faryab province

The Andkhoi to Qurghan Road, in Andkoi District in the Province of Faryab, which has been completed by the EC project will be inaugurated by H.E. Abdulhai, Deputy Minister Capacity Building of MRRD. I

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