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  • An IDEA-NEW representative shows Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Mohammad Asif Rahimi and other high-rank Afghan officials pickle produced by IDEA-NEW supported agribusiness during 14th International Agriculture Fair held at Badam Bagh, Kabul from 22 Spetmber, 2014 through 24 September, 2014.

    An IDEA-NEW representative shows Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Mohammad Asif Rahimi and other high-rank Afghan officials pickle produced by IDEA-NEW supported agribusiness during 14th International Agriculture Fair held at Badam Bagh, Kabul from 22 Spetmber, 2014 through 24 September, 2014.
  • Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, tastes jam produced by a IDEA-NEW supported agribusiness during 14th International Agriculture Fair held at Badam Bagh, Kabul from 22 September, 2014 through 24 September, 2014.

    Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, tastes jam produced by a IDEA-NEW supported agribusiness during 14th International Agriculture Fair held at Badam Bagh, Kabul from 22 September, 2014 through 24 September, 2014.
  • IDEA-NEW Agriculture Advisor trains input suppliers on proper usages of pesticides in IDEA-NEW Jalalabad Office, 22 July, 2014

    IDEA-NEW Agriculture Advisor trains input suppliers on proper usages of pesticides in IDEA-NEW Jalalabad Office, 22 July, 2014





DAI Project Employee Named UNITAR Mentor in Afghanistan

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:38 AM

DAI Project Employee Named UNITAR Mentor in Afghanistan 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

Business to Business Meeting Increases Linkages and Sales

Business to Business Meeting Increases Linkages and Sales

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:42 AM

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

IDEA-NEW Launches New SMS Initiative in Eastern and Central Regions

IDEA-NEW Launches New SMS Initiative in Eastern and Central Regions

Saturday, 20 September 2014 03:33 AM

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

Strengthening Agricultural Markets through Network Facilitation

Strengthening Agricultural Markets through Network Facilitation

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 03:56 AM

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

Radio Spots Help Businesses Reach New Customers in Eastern Provinces

Radio Spots Help Businesses Reach New Customers in Eastern Provinces

Monday, 01 September 2014 04:01 AM

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

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