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Kapisa famers receive improved quality wheat seed

Kapisa famers receive improved quality wheat seed

Oct 18, 2017 - 18:45

MAHMUD RAQI (Pajhwok): Improved quality wheat seed weighing 19 tons was distributed to farmers against subsidized rate in Tagab district of central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.

Provincial agriculture, irrigation and livestock director Abdul Wahab Nasemi told Pajhwok Afghan News people of Kapisa had recently started growing wheat and that was why Tagab farmers were assisted with the seed.

He said farmers who were introduced by district officials and tribal elders received the seed ---a sack against 730 afs compared to 1,800 afs in the market. Nasemi hoped the seed would produce good harvest and play a role in economic uplift of farmers.

A peasant in Sinizayo area of Tagab district, Mohammad Ashraf, said local residents had switched to cultivating wheat and seeds provided to them would help boost harvests. However, he said the seed distributed to farmers was insufficient and more wheat seed was required.