Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock

Biography of Assadullah Zamir

Mr. Assadullah Zamir serves as Afghanistan’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock. In this role, he focuses on achieving the country’s goal of restoring Afghanistan’s licit agricultural economy through empowered human resource, agricultural production and productivity, natural resource management and improved physical infrastructure and market development. He has more than 14 years of leadership within both the private and public sectors, with a specific focus on development, agriculture, and natural resource management. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Zamir held the following government positions: Finance Advisor with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development; Senior Advisor with the Ministry of Education; Director General of Programs for the Ministry of Agriculture; and Senior Policy and Program Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Mines. Additionally, he has held senior roles within several NGOs, including the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Mr. Zamir has two Master’s degrees, one in Economics from California State University and one in Management from Preston University, Pakistan. He holds three professional certificates: one in Strategic Management from the Institute of Management and Administration in England, one in Natural Resource Management from the University of Oxford, and a third in Strategic Economy from the American Management Association (AMA).


  •  AAIP conducts two-day training in Nangarhar
    This Quality Seed Production training workshop was organized in SheshamBagh Research farm in Nangarhar province. 32 participants from different relevant organizations including Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Nangahar (DAIL),...
  •  PPQD OF MAIL with AAIP of MAIL launches training series of countrywide IPPD survey in Afghanistan
    Plant Protection and Quarantine Department (PPQD) of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock plans to conduct nationwide Insect Pests and Plant Disease (IPPD) survey throughout Afghanistan....
  •  AAIP steering committee meeting held
    Deputy minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Mr. Mir Amanuddin Haidari opened the meeting and called Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project (AAIP) one of the biggest and fundamental projects of MAIL. He praised recent...
  •  MAIL tests quality of imported fertilizers
    This test was carried out during four-day training at Plant Protection and Quarantine Department (PPQD) of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock – MAIL. The experiment was directed by Professor Mr. Abdul Ghani Ayoubi with PPQD staff...