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President Ashraf Ghani Addresses Attendees

Afghanistan National Agriculture Extension Conference

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Afghan Cabinet Minister Visits WSU Facilities

H.E. Minister Zamir Tours Eastern Washington

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From Extension to Practice

Improving Afghan Wheat Growing Practices for Higher Returns

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Extension in Action

Field Schools Empower Afghan Farmers

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Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project II (AAEP II)

AAEP II Regional Map

Active Locations of AAEP III, including Provincial Model Training Farms (PMTF), Farmer Field Schools (FFS), and Farmer Field Demonstrations (FFD).

The Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project II (AAEP II) aims to exchange information and transfer knowledge through a participatory, demand-driven service directly assisting Afghanistan’s district farmers.

Latest AAEP II Updates

In conjunction with the Government of Afghanistan, a consortium of leading American land grant universities – University of California Davis, Washington State University, Purdue University, University of Maryland, and Texas A&M University – works to reinvigorate agricultural extension networks and systems in five of Afghanistan’s provinces. These universities, along with the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), the Directorates of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAILs), and regional Afghan universities, collaborate to deliver high-quality agricultural training.

The outcomes of the project include building demand driven extension programs, trainings to develop technical and management skills in the provinces, increasing livestock production for household health, and building effective communication models for project stakeholders to exchange information. This communication process is aided by annual extension conferences that bring DAIL extension workers together with MAIL to develop national priorities and programming. This then allows for the successful and effective projects to be scaled up throughout Afghanistan while being sensitive to the local, cultural, and resource needs of each region.

 

 

 

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