The purpose of the Regional Agriculture Development Program – East (RADP-E) is to expand sustainable agriculture led economic growth in eastern Afghanistan. To accomplish this, DAI will provide technical services in order to increase the competitiveness of selected value chains, expand the number of enterprises that can compete and upgrade their products and services in selected markets, and improve relationships and linkages between those firms and other market participants throughout the value chain. Project activities are expected to produce a “ripple effect” of continuous upgrading in the private sector through spontaneous replication and investment.