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Samangan pistachio yield slumps by 52pc

Samangan pistachio yield slumps by 52pc

Jul 07, 2014 - 16:52

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Because of hostile weather conditions, the pistachio yield in northern Samangan province decreased by 52 percent this year, an official said on Monday.


Reports show that eight percent pistachio crop has achieved this year while previous year it was more than 60 percent, Syed Rafi Roshan, irrigation department director, told Pajhwok Afghan News.


He said a delegation appointed by the agriculture department had prepared report after visiting the pistachio orchards in the province to assess what caused decrease in the yield.


Mohammad Usman 48, a resident of Aibak City, the provincial capital said: “This year the pistachio yield has disappointed farmers.