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Agriculture

Green economy: 40 plants displayed in Badakhshan

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Sep 21, 2017 - 16:11
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday launched a survey to identify diseases and insects attacking crops in northeastern Badakhshan province. Eng. Atiqullah Sherzad, the plant protection department head at the Ministry of...
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Over hundred cold stores built in 5 Kabul districts

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Sep 20, 2017 - 17:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 121 cold stores built at total cost of 55 million Afghanis in five districts of central Kabul province were put into service on Wednesday, an official said. A ceremony to inaugurate the cold stores was held in Chahar...
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200,000 farmers to get improved wheat seed

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Sep 18, 2017 - 18:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some 200,000 farmers across the country would receive improved quality wheat seed this season, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Monday. MAIL acquired 10,000 metric tonnes of improved quality wheat...
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Farmers' well-being a must to end poppy cultivation

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Sep 11, 2017 - 12:27
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Counter-narcotics officials in southern Kandahar province have linked an end to poppy cultivation to the economic well-being of farmers. They say as long as the financial situation of growers does not improve, it will be...
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Greenhouses meet Khost’s vegetable demand

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Sep 02, 2017 - 13:33
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Greenhouses recently established in southeastern Khost province have been producing enough vegetables to meet the local demand and reduce reliance on agriculture goods from Pakistan.
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Parwan vegetable growers say bear losses this year

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Sep 02, 2017 - 12:50
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Vegetable prices went down by 43 percent in central Parwan province compared to last year after Pakistan barred the import of vegetables, causing heavy financial losses to farmers.
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Nimroz residents’ interest grows in pistachio farming

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Aug 24, 2017 - 23:43
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of southwestern Nimroz province have been increasingly taking interest in plantation of pistachio farms, an official says. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, Nimroz’s agriculture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an...
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38 new projects to irrigate 25,000 acres of land: Zamir

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Aug 23, 2017 - 13:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Implementation of 38 irrigation projects would help water 25,000 acres of land in 10 provinces of the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Tuesday. Contracts for the projects were signed...
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Agriculture services centers planned in 250 districts: MAIL

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Aug 21, 2017 - 19:16
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) plans to establish centers for agriculture services in 250 districts of the country with European Union (EU)’s support over the next two years, an official said on...
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USAID hosts women’s agricultural credit council

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Aug 17, 2017 - 12:07
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday to increase knowledge of the opportunities for women to secure agricultural credit...
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Agriculture safe option to strengthen Afghan economy: FAO

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Aug 14, 2017 - 08:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says investment in Afghanistan’s agriculture ‘is the better and low risk option for strengthening the country’s economy and for finding jobs, but unfortunately little attention has been paid to the sector.’
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FAO to help IAV build capacity, create jobs

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Aug 13, 2017 - 20:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Food and Agriculture Organization (WFO) and the Institute of Agriculture and Veterinary (IAV) on Sunday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future cooperation. Under the MoU, the FAO would cooperate with IAV in capacity...
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Hundreds of Bamyan farmers receive agriculture tools

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Aug 13, 2017 - 15:58
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 250 farmers received agriculture equipment and input in central Bamyan province, where men planted orchards on 662 acres of land and women on 550 acres this year, officials said on Sunday. The agriculture tools...
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Samangan almond yield up by 50 pc

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Aug 13, 2017 - 14:11
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The almond yield in northern Samangan province has been estimated 3,000 tonnes this year with 557 million of revenue to be generated, an official said on Sunday. Almond trees in Samangan existed on over 5,200 hectares of land, said...
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Nigerian firm to develop e-wallet solution for MAIL

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Aug 10, 2017 - 11:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has engaged a Nigerian company to develop a market-based input distribution technology for it. The initiative will help Afghanistan’s drive for autarky in wheat production...
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Nimroz women complete agriculture training course

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Aug 09, 2017 - 16:13
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women in southwestern Nimroz province have received training and equipment for home gardens, an official said on Wednesday. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, agriculture and irrigation director, said around 500 poor and widowed...
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Ghazni farmers receive agriculture equipment

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Aug 08, 2017 - 16:44
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Farmers in southern Ghazni province were on Tuesday distributed some agriculture equipment to boost their production. Addressing a gathering here, Governor Abdul Mateen recalled farmers had been distributed 120 pistachio...
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Nimroz melon, watermelon yield goes up by 80pc

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Aug 06, 2017 - 16:14
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): There has been an 80 percent increase in the watermelon and melon yield this year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Agriculture and Irrigation Director Akbar Sharifi told Pajhwok Afghan News Nimroz had...
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Czech Republic to support Afghan agriculture

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Aug 03, 2017 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The agriculture minister of Czech Republic, who arrived in Kabul on Thursday, said his country was ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in developing its agriculture sector.
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Taliban ban on irrigation water leaves crops parched

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Jul 25, 2017 - 15:39
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have banned farmers from irrigation water in the Yaftal Payeen district of northeastern Badakhshan province, leaving crops on more than 5,000 acres of land parched. Imam Ali Hamdami, the district’s administrative...
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