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Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project (AAEP)

This project is designed to assist Afghanistans Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock to deliver more effective, demand-driven extension services to producers and other rural clientele. Anticipated results of the project include a cadre of extension staff with the technical expertise and appropriate methodologies to effectively extend information and knowledge; increased public accessibility to, and use of, government extension services; development of extension training modules and educational materials based on high-priority needs; targeted agricultural universities, vocational high schools, and technical institutes with increased capacity to prepare future extension personnel; improved services for women working in the agricultural sector; and a pluralistic approach to extension that responds to farmers needs for research-based technologies, builds upon the innovations of Afghanistan farmers, and promotes coordination among the various entities providing extension-related services.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Only land-grant institutions are eligible to receive AAEP awards. Eligible land-grant institutions include all 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant institutions. All consortia members must be land-grant institutions. The lead institution and consortium members may subcontract to organizations/institutions not eligible to apply provided such organizations/institutions are necessary for the conduct of the project.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 1, 2011
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    July 15, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $14,000,000.00
    Range of Awards Unavailable
    Cost Sharing Requirements none
    For More Information Contact Michael McGirr
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-EXCA-003453
    CFDA Number 10.324
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