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).

News

  •  Afghanistan Showcases Agricultural Products to the World
    A senior delegation from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has returned to Kabul after successfully showcasing a variety of Afghanistan’s agricultural goods at the 81st International Green...
  •  Ministry of Agriculture Launches New Project to Turn Kabul Green
    The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is off to a green and fresh start for 2016. On January 30, 2016, MAIL hosted the kick-off meeting for the Kabul Greenbelt Project, a Government-funded initiative focused on...
  •  Helmand Now Produces 222,000 Broiler Chickens Annually
    The Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) implements the poultry value chain by supporting local farmers and entrepreneurs in establishing broiler farms in Helmand province. CARD-F has established farms in...
  •  CARD-F Inaugurates Three Poultry Projects in Nangarhar
    January 7, 2015: His Excellency Assadullah Zamir, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, opened three poultry projects during an inauguration ceremony in Nangarhar province. The facilities were built according to international...
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