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Inaugural potato festival celebrates valuable crop in Afghanistan

Inaugural potato festival celebrates valuable crop in Afghanistan

27 September 2017

The humble potato is enjoying heightened attention in Afghanistan following Bamyan Province’s inaugural Potato Blossom Festival. The two-day event drew 400 people - more >

Prime expands its international development portfolio

Prime expands its international development portfolio

8 February 2017

Over the past couple of years, Prime Consulting International Ltd has expanded its international aid and development work into several new countries – Zambia, - more >

Drawing on New Zealand experience to improve the Fiji dairy industry

Drawing on New Zealand experience to improve the Fiji dairy industry

16 December 2016

A five-year initiative is drawing on New Zealand experience to improve the productivity and profitability of the Fiji dairy industry and tackle a shortage of fresh - more >

Financial literacy - a key driver of international development outcomes?

Financial literacy - a key driver of international development outcomes?

11 September 2016

Private sector development is increasingly becoming the focus of foreign aid projects. But trendy doesn’t mean easy. Projects aiming to develop the private - more >

A viable alternative to opium production?

A viable alternative to opium production?

11 September 2016

Is the world’s most expensive spice a viable alternative to opium production in Afghanistan? Government officials hope so. According to VOA, a multimedia - more >

Improving the lives of dairy farmers in Zambia

Improving the lives of dairy farmers in Zambia

6 July 2016

A five-year project is drawing on New Zealand experience to improve the lives of dairy farmers in Zambia. Prime Consulting International Ltd has partnered - more >

You can't drink petrol - industrialisation versus food security

You can't drink petrol - industrialisation versus food security

14 May 2016

This article presents a thought-provoking case study on economic development in emerging economies. For the past 30 years the Government of Malaysia has encouraged - more >

Afghan honey features on BBC Persian Television

Afghan honey features on BBC Persian Television

14 May 2016

The all-female Katakhana Beekeeping Co-operative from Bamyan Province recently attended a national beekeeping conference in Kabul where it showed off its - more >

Women behind the wheel in Afghanistan

Women behind the wheel in Afghanistan

28 April 2016

Members of a female-led beekeeping cooperative in Bamyan Province have taken an important step towards independent operations by gaining their driver’s - more >

Harnessing the power of solar energy in Afghanistan

13 March 2016

The legacy from a major investment into solar energy in Afghanistan by the New Zealand Government is set to endure as staff from a local power company in Bamyan Province - more >

Afghanistan Agricultural Support (ASP) Programme - February update

Afghanistan Agricultural Support (ASP) Programme - February update

25 February 2016

Bamyan Gold Potato Packhouse The Bamyan Gold potato packhouse was established in Bamyan Province as part of Prime Consulting International’s Agricultural Support - more >

Janine Price - Waste Warrior

Janine Price - Waste Warrior

23 February 2016

Janine Price has been Manager - Environment at Australian Pork Limited (APL) for more than six years. In 2012, she was the key industry contact for Prime Consulting - more >

Feeding the future - ICT and agriculture

Feeding the future - ICT and agriculture

1 December 2015

In the foreword of a report in 2013, the then Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Hiroyuki Konuma, said - more >

The endless possibilities of biogas - from piggeries in Australia to agricultural industrial parks in Afghanistan

The endless possibilities of biogas - from piggeries in Australia to agricultural industrial parks in Afghanistan

28 November 2015

In 2012, Prime Consulting International Ltd was contracted by Australian Pork Ltd (APL) to develop a Code of Practice for the safe design, construction, operation and - more >

Geospatial technology moves mainstream in agriculture - and now offers benefits to some of the world's poorest communities

Geospatial technology moves mainstream in agriculture - and now offers benefits to some of the world's poorest communities

23 November 2015

Geospatial technology has emerged as a powerful tool for the collection, management and analysis of agricultural information over the last couple of decades and its - more >