Mr. William Hammink (R), USAID's Mission Director, visits an IDEA-NEW supported business, Bahar Biscuit Manufacturing Factory at the Kabul International Ag Fair, November 2013.
IDEA-NEW supported businessmen with IDEA-NEW staff in group photo at Kabul International Agfair, October-November, 2013
An IDEA-NEW official briefs USAID Mission Director, Mr. William Hammink, at Haseeb Noori Chips Factory booth at Kabul International Ag Fair, November 2013.
On September 24, IDEA-NEW sponsored Advancing Afghan Women in Agriculture conference in Kabul. More than 250 women participated in the event. Twenty five women-owned companies, ranging from producers of jam, pickles, fresh vegetables, wheat starch, wool spinning, textiles, clothing and handicraft companies displayed their production and marketing capabilities to potential buyers, key representatives from MAIL, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and financial institutions. “This conference is very effective and beneficial for women. Women from different organizations and sectors come together in a single platform and discuss their economic achievements and learn from each ... More
In September, 2013, IDEA-NEW’s agriculture experts arranged a two-day long training on modern grafting and pruning of different fruit trees for 40 extension workers from the Nangarhar and Laghman DAILs. The training was conducted at the request of both DAILs who wished to increase the capacity of newly hired extension workers, who will then ... More
In close collaboration with the Nangarhar Department of Public Health, IDEA-NEW arranged a day long comprehensive hygiene training that aimed to identify potential hazards during food processing and the importance of following good hygiene practices during production. 20 representatives from IDEA-NEW supported agribusinesses, including Shamshad ... More
IDEA-NEW supports the wheat value-chain by providing learning opportunities in the form of trainings and demonstrations. Over the years demonstration plots have proven to be the most effective and helpful tool to practically train farmers. One of the 18 annual crop demo plots established by IDEA-NEW in the North is located in Haiwad village in ... More
In 2013, IDEA-NEW provided training courses to 797 farmers, 29 wholesalers and traders, 15 cooperative heads, 13 private input suppliers and 31 Afghan government employees in conducting marketing assessments, business planning, customer relationship management, book keeping and the basic skills to start and run a successful business. The ... More