FROM RURAL SMALL SELF HELP GROUP TO AGRO-PROCESSING COMPANY

20 processing centers and their 378 members would build their capacity and consolidate their business.

The processing centers do not have the modern processing equipment, in the process they use very basic and hand operated equipment and tools for processing, filling and packaging of the products.  Last but not least, the association needs to focus on a marketing strategy to increase sales; making tasting events to promote their products (make sure of having quality control before those events) and also make special discounts (3 for the price of 2 type) so the Afghan community prefers BANO Products.

In order to develop the processing capacity and to take advantage of the market demand Herat Capable Women Social Association applied for a loan from ADF in order to purchase raw materials (fresh fruits, fresh vegetable, sugar, empty packages, and labeling). This loan will be utilized by 20 processing centers member of the association, this way the association will be able to deliver better services to its members and, if the products meet the production and packaging demands of the local market the member’s business will grow.

The loan is designed to provide technical assistance and marketing support to Herat Capable Women Social Association to increase their production, conduct food safety + hygiene training, hire one food processing specialist and purchase fruit and vegetable packaging machine, fruit and vegetable dryer solar and conduct promotional marketing activities such as design and print of banners, posters and brochures. These interventions will help the association to find suitable markets for their final products around the region and to offer products processed with higher quality standards.

The ADF loan enabled HCWSA to conduct training for members of the association that are involved in processing and packaging, Personal Hygiene and Safety Food Handling, Purchase of fruit and vegetable processing and packaging machine including fruit and vegetable drying machine for Herat Capable Women Social Association. 

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MAIN OFFICE (KABUL)
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Jamal Meena, District# 12,
Kabul-Afghanistan. Phone: +93(0)20 250 48 35/+93(0)790444111
Email: info@adf-af.org/Samiullah_ehsas@adf-af.org

REGIONAL OFFICES 

BALKH
Welayat Street, Bagh-e-Hozur, ACCI Building Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh, Email: Jawedahmad_khiabani@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)799 123 451

 HERAT
Herat Business Center, 4th Floor, Room #203, Herat Afghanistan, Email: Jamshid_karimi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)799 125 458
BAMYAN
Behind Bazar-e-Bamyan, Near Park-e-Sulh of DAIL, Second House, Bamyan, Afghanistan, Email: GhulamHussain_Muhammadi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)791 923 045
 NANGARHAR
House # 1, Street # 5, Rokhan Meena, District 4, Jalalabad City, Nangarhar, Email: MuhammadAminSharifi@adf-af.org
Phone: +93(0)796 148 078

KANDAHAR
Second Square, Aino Mina, ACCI Building, Ground Floor Office # 19,Kandahar City, Kandahar, Email: Mirwaisazizi_afghan@adf-af.org 
Phone: +93(0)797 423 983

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