Disseminating information about introduced technologies;
Positive economic benefits for the exhibitors;
Increased awareness of the benefits of association membership.
Surveys The EDP team completed a comprehensive market information survey in Faizabad, Baharak, Sheghnan, and Shohada districts, and began conducting the survey in Jurm, Ishkashim and Yomgan districts.
The EDP team have also completed a wool potential survey in Wakhan and Yomgan districts, and have begun conducting the survey in Jurm, Khosh and Ishkashim
The survey area is spread over a wide rural area which lacks infrastructure and travel is often impossible due to the weather. Consequently, the conduct of the two surveys is taking longer than anticipated.
UPCOMING FOR NEXT QUARTER
Participation/organization of the following trade shows was identified for the next quarter to establish marketing linkages for SMEs:
Domotex, Germany from January 11-13, 2007 for the carpet sector
Las Vegas Floor Coverings in January 29-Feb1, 2008
In the north, the comprehensive market information survey will be completed in the current districts and extended to cover other districts. The wool sub-sector survey will be completed in the target districts.
ABOVE: The Afghan Agriculture Minister, Mr. Obidullah Rahim, commented on the improved packaging introduced by ASMED at the Badakhshan AgFair.
ASMED QUARTERLY REPORT
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2007