Mr. Mohammad Hanif Girdiwal, Deputy Governor of Nangahar, visits Nangarhar Beekeepers Association booth during Farmer's Day Festival in Jalalabad; March 24, 2015.
Governor of Parwan Mr.Abdul Basir Salangi delivering opening speech at the Farmer Festival and Ag. Fair in Charikar, Parwan; March 31, 2015.
Dr. Kamaluddin Wish, IDEA-NEW member, briefs Kapisa Deputy Governor while he visits one of the IDEA-NEW supported businesses in Mahmood Raqi City at the Ag. Fair April 01, 2015.
Bismillah Muhib, a DAI employee on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Incentives Driving Economic Alternatives for the North, East and West (IDEA-NEW) project, was recently named a Mentor with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Bismillah, who leads the central project office in daily operations and technical oversight of the agribusiness development unit, began volunteering for UNITAR in 2011. Over the years, he progressed from a fellow, to a coach, to an Afghan Resource Person and finally, he received an honorable invitation to become a Mentor for the 2014 cycle of the UNITAR Fellowship for Afghanistan. This invitation represents the ... More
IDEA-NEW’s Agribusiness Team facilitated a Business-to-Business (B2B) meeting in Jalalabad on August 25, 2014. The B2B meeting aimed to create linkages, decrease reliance on imports and boost local companies’ sales. IDEA-NEW’s Agribusiness Team invited one plastic bottle manufacturing company and five food processing companies. ... More
During its last year of implementation, IDEA-NEW is developing and implementing a range of activities to strengthen linkages between market actors. One of these activities is an SMS marketing strategy which focuses on commercial agriculture input suppliers as the leverage point for increasing farmer yields, productivity and quality. When input ... More
On July 22, 2014, IDEA-NEW facilitated a business to business (B2B) meeting in Kabul between five agribusiness companies: Amini Sadri Ltd.—a packaging company and exporter of fruits and vegetables; Farah Farhat Faizi (3F) Ltd.—a woman-owned fruit and vegetable processor; Royan Agriculture Company—a bell pepper producer; ... More
With over 150 radio stations nationwide, radio is one of the most popular forms of media in Afghanistan. In Nangarhar province, radio advertising has proven to be an effective marketing tool for small businesses. As the most affordable mass-market media available in Afghanistan, information communicated via radio advertisements, or ... More