The Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance (A-4) Program
September 14, 2006 to March 31, 2011
Funded by USAID - www.usaid.gov
Established under a $7 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the purpose of the A-4 project is to develop agriculture and veterinary programs at Afghan universities and create partnerships among the country's Ministry of Agriculture, local economic development organizations and universities. It will also provide applied educational opportunities for students to gain marketable skills and promote faculty education and recruitment. Led by Kevin McNamara, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue, the project includes several other partners: the University of California at Davis, Cornell University, Kansas State University, Catholic Relief Services, Joint Development Associates, the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, and Afghan universities of Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar and Kandahar.
View the Livestock Activity in Afghanistan blog at http://afghanlivestock.blogspot.com/.