Agriculture Sector Strengthens and Afghan Women Advance

One woman’s journey from fearful speaker to confident leader
Najeba Karimi. Photo: USAID CBCMP-II

With a largely agricultural economy, Afghanistan is working to build up its institutions to better support the sector and the nation’s food security. In the process, women are finding new opportunities to develop professional skills and career paths.

When Najeba Karemi accepted a job with the Ministry of Agriculture at a provincial office in Kabul 27 years ago, she knew she was entering a position that once would have been guaranteed to a man. In a country where women do not have much of a voice in society in general, Karemi felt more confident to develop professionally after she became involved in a USAID program in March 2015.


IESC implements the USAID-funded Capacity Building and Change Management II Program in Afghanistan.

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