Meeting with Mr. Nakahara of JICA, Ms. Arai of CDIS, and Ms. Umeno of RIPA.
February 21, 2017: It was an honor for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie to receive his long time friend Mr. Masataka Nakahara, consulting for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ms. Keioko Arai, Training Management & Project Coordinator of Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening, (CDIS), and Mrs. Akie Umeno, Project Coordinator of Rice-based Agriculture Development in Afghanistan (RIPA). Mr. Nakahara spoke about the many activities being undertaken by their organization in Afghanistan, some of which include, supporting Afghanistan with irrigation and agriculture support and development as well as men’s empowerment through different programs. Mr. Nakahara himself also provided advice to the leadership members in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). With regards to the agriculture, Japan is planning to assist Afghanistan by expanding its rice production to 1 million ton by 2021.