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23 Dec 2003 description

Program expected to affect as much as 60 percent of Afghan population

By Afzal Khan

19 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Sudan, (6) Eritrea, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Somalia

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania, (2) Guinea, (3) Sierra Leone, (4) Liberia, (5) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Lesotho, (10) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Bhutan, (2) Indonesia, (3) DPR Korea

12 Dec 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Tanzania, (5) Uganda, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia

C) West Africa: (1) Guinea Bissau, (2) Liberia, (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Namibia, (3) Angola, (4) Zambia, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Malawi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Mozambique, (9) Swaziland, (10) Lesotho, (11) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

09 Dec 2003 description

Rome, 9 December 2003 - The Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to provide 8.6 million euros for development projects to be carried out by FAO next year, the UN agency said in a statement today.

07 Dec 2003 description

Kabul, 07 December 2003 - The Government of Switzerland has funded a project entitled "Emergency assistance to vulnerable farmers in northern and north-eastern provinces of Afghanistan through the provision of basic agricultural inputs", for a value of US$700 000. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Swiss ministry of foreign affairs.

04 Dec 2003 description

Restocking of farm animals in Afghanistan could take many years - herds decimated by drought and war

03 Dec 2003 description

WASHINGTON, Dec.3, 2003 - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today announced plans for $115 million in foreign assistance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's fiscal 2004 Food for Progress program. These allocations include donations for 22 developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Central Asia), Latin America and Eastern Europe.

30 Nov 2003 description


Precipitation builds snow pack, reaches drought areas

30 Nov 2003 description

Kabul, 30 November 2003 -- Today, the Government of Afghanistan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch the Horticulture Survey on the FAO Website. This report covers the current state and condition of orchards, vineyards, nut plantations and vegetable crop production throughout Afghanistan.

30 Nov 2003 description

TALKING POINTS
Voter Registration Starts This Week

The registration of voters in Afghanistan will start the first week of December in eight cities: Kabul, Bamyan, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar and Gardez. As you know, this registration of voters is for the elections that are scheduled to happen next year.

19 Nov 2003 description


Strengthening the Government

Program Goals

Support the Bonn process: the Constitutional, Human Rights, and Judicial Commissions; the elections scheduled for June 2004; and a free and independent media.

Improve government planning, budgeting, revenue generation (e.g., customs), monetary management, and private-sector related legal and regulatory frameworks.

Build capacity to carry out other legitimate government functions and support reconstruction of health, judicial, education, economic, agricultural and transportation infrastructure.

14 Nov 2003 description
report World Vision

Afghanistan, a country of roughly 22.5 million people, is in a truly desperate situation. Out of every 1000 children born, 257 die before turning five. Seventy-eight percent of the population live in rural areas, of which only 11% have access to drinking water, and a mere 8% have access to sanitation. Seventy percent of the entire population is malnourished. Men will live an average of 43 years, and women just six additional months. The adult literacy rate is 36%, the female and male rates at 21% and 51%, respectively. Just four years ago, in 1999, the per capita income was US$178.

13 Nov 2003 description

Kabul, 13 November 2003 -- With a visit to Samangan province on 8 and 9 November, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) wished to share their strengthened co-operation with the Government of Afghanistan.