Minister's Message

Respected Visitors of the AgFair Website,

On behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) I am pleased to welcome you to the official AgFair website. This website is one tool we use to improve the Ministry's communication with agribusiness entrepreneurs: from medium and large agriculture producers, cooperatives, and traders to, retailers, wholesalers, and potential investors in Afghanistan's agribusiness sector, we hope to reach all those interested in our country's agriculture industry.

MAIL is hostd agricultural fairs two times each year. The Spring AgFair has a local character, reflective of traditional farmers's day celebrations and Nawrooz customs. The Kabul International AgFair is held in autumn, usually in October, and is aimed at promoting Afghan agricultural products and facilitating our farmers' access to markets, both on the local and regional/international levels.

In order to increase our agriculturale production and productivity we must engage in organized and targeted activities to promote our products. Through strengthening Afghanistan's linkages with large consumption markets we can ensure our clienteles' profits will increase, allowing for sustainable success across the agriculture sector. MAIL's Private Sector Development Directorate, the directorate primarily responsible for the organization of trade fairs and for strengthening our private sector partnerships,e, is mandated with creating an enabling environment for producers and traders to increase efficiency and expand agricultural production and exports. This, in turn benefits all of our farmers, herders, agro-businesses and the entire Afghan economy. AgFairs are one of the most effective mechanisms to showcase our high-quality fruits and vegetables and to build connections between agricultural producers, retailers, wholesalers and traders.

The Spring AgFair is aimed at being a networking opportunity where Afghan farmers and herders meet entrepreneurs and traders in a way that is mutually beneficial. Our desire is that this website will efficiently serve AgFair participants and visitors, providing timely and accurate information on all relevant developments.

Assadullah Zamir, Minister
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock