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Agriculture

Batikot district set to produce kinnow this season

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Jul 16, 2017 - 11:49
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Agriculture officials in eastern Nangarhar province have predicted a 10 percent surge in kinnow production this year. Kinnow farms have been established over 1,500 acres of land of the canalisation department, which is set to...
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Thousands storm pistachio jungles in Samangan

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Jul 15, 2017 - 22:01
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Thousands of people have illegally started harvesting pistachio nuts from government forests in northern Samangan province before reaching maturity, an official said Saturday. The pistachio jungles in Samangan are protected by local...
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Melon, watermelon yield fall by 50pc in Helmand

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Jul 15, 2017 - 16:22
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Agriculture officials in southern Helmand province say the yield of melon and watermelon fallen by 50 percent due to insecurity. Plan and Programme Manager at Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department Rafiullah Qalam...
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Wheat & barley production up in Nimroz

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Jul 11, 2017 - 15:15
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Wheat and barley production has increased two times in southeastern Nimroz province this year, an official said on Tuesday. Agriculture Director Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, said the...
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Samangan wheat harvest 28pc down this season: official

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Jul 11, 2017 - 12:00
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A 28 percent drop has been estimated in wheat harvest in northern Samangan province this season despite cultivation of the crop on a nine percent more land, an official says. Najibullah Joya, an official at the provincial...
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Bumper watermelon yield creates thousands of jobs

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Jul 10, 2017 - 10:20
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Bumper production of watermelon in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province has created thousands of work opportunities, leaving a positive impact on the security situation.
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Herat grape yield to go up by 20 percent, predicts MAIL

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Jul 05, 2017 - 14:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Wednesday predicted grape production in western Herat province would increase by 20 percent this year. A statement from MAIL quoted experts as expecting the production...
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Work on irrigation canal kicks off in Nuristan

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Jun 14, 2017 - 12:27
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of a 650 meters irrigation canal has been launched in Paron, the capital of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Hafiz Abdul Qayyum told Pajhwok Afghan News the canal would be built...
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World Bank-funded greenhouses inaugurated in Uruzgan

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Jun 10, 2017 - 15:54
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Eight recently-built greenhouses have been inaugurated in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharoti, at the inauguration ceremony, told Pajhwok Afghan News the facilities had been...
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Fumigation campaign goes into action in Kandahar

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May 30, 2017 - 03:15
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A campaign to prevent pomegranates and other fruits from contracting diseases has been launched in two districts – Arghandab and Arghistan --- of southern Kandahar province.
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15,000 hectares of farmland cleared of locust in Samangan

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May 21, 2017 - 15:35
AIBAK (Pajhwok): More than 15,000 hectares of farmland has been cleared of grasshoppers in northern Samangan province, local officials said on Sunday. Plants Protection Manager at Agriculture and Livestock Department Gulabuddin Ghayasi told Pajhwok...
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Project irrigating 5,000 hectare of land executed in Nimroz

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Apr 26, 2017 - 14:16
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): An irrigation project watering 5,000 hectares of land in the Chahar Burjak district of southwestern Nimroz province has been completed, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Mohammad Same told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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57 garden projects implemented on rain-fed land in Takhar

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Apr 20, 2017 - 15:24
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) officials in the northeastern region of the country say 57 garden projects worth 50 million afghanis have been implemented on rain-fed land in Takhar province. Mohammad Ghulam...
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Saffron cultivation in Bamyan produces good results

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Apr 20, 2017 - 08:47
​BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Saffron cultivation on an experimental basis has produced encouraging results in central Bamyan province over the last two years, officials say.
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Taliban collecting tax from Farah landowners

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Apr 18, 2017 - 23:06
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of western Farah province on Tuesday said the Taliban had started collecting money from landowners as tax once again, a charge the rebels denied.
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50pc extra orchards grown this spring: MAIL

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Apr 09, 2017 - 21:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Sunday said 50 percent more area was grown with orchards across Afghanistan this spring. The increase in establishment of orchards this spring came in response to...
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Anti-locust campaign kicks off in Samangan

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Apr 08, 2017 - 16:31
AIBAK (Pajhwok): In response to grower concerns, a campaign for the eradication of locusts attacking crops has kicked off in northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday. Gulabuddin Ghayasi, plant protection manager at the agriculture...
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Spreading insect attack destroys crops in Samangan

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Apr 05, 2017 - 21:38
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Farmers in tens of villages around the capital of northwestern Samangan province say their wheat and barely grain crops cultivated over hundreds of acres of land have been destroyed by a type of worm. Rahmatullah, 61, the head of...
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Contracts for rebuilding 17 irrigation networks singed

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Apr 01, 2017 - 21:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Contracts for reconstruction of 17 irrigation networks were signed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and private companies on Saturday, an official said. Deputy agriculture minister, Abdul Qadir...
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First-ever agriculture exhibition held in Jawzjan

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Mar 30, 2017 - 19:13
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Farmers on Thursday displayed their products in a first ever agriculture exhibition in northern Jawzjan province. The farmers and agriculture officials said the aim of the exhibition was to find market for agriculture goods...
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