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CAAI holds second annual National Agriculture, Education, Research, Extension, and Economics Conference

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Following a successful inaugural conference last year, the Catalyzing Afghan Agricultural Innovation (CAAI) project held the second annual National Agriculture, Education, Research, Extension, and Economics (NAEREE) Conference on September 26-27, in collaboration with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training - Authority (TVET-A) in Afghanistan.

A total of 60 representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Agriculture Faculties, agriculture and veterinary institutes (AVIs), agriculture high schools (AHSs), and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) participated in the event that aimed to create an efficient platform for agricultural coordination and collaboration among relevant actors.

The conference provided a platform for close coordination, discussion, and result-based outcomes in agricultural development by involving national actors from agricultural education, research, extension, and economic institutions. Participants finalized the NAEREE Committee Structure, terms of reference, and roadmap, providing for a clear understanding among agriculture sector actors to support Afghanistan’s long-term agricultural education development. 

According to Hamid Akbar, TVET-A deputy of academic affairs, “We will focus on smart, realistic, and achievable activities in the roadmap and the further institutionalization of the NAEREE Committee.”