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Agriculture

188 greenhouses being built in Daikundi

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Nov 09, 2017 - 15:18
NILI (Pajhwok): Local agriculture officials on Thursday said 188 greenhouses will be built in eight districts of central Daikundi province in order to improve the economy and employment opportunities in the areas. Sayed Abdul Wahid Ferozi,...
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Afghanistan’s saffron revenue up by 33pc

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Nov 07, 2017 - 00:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The ‘Fifth National Saffron Conference’ was held in capital Kabul on Monday with the aim to create jobs, particularly for women, in the poverty-stricken country.
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Bamyan potato yield 15 percent up this year

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Nov 06, 2017 - 17:31
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Bamyan, a largest potato producing province in Afghanistan, produced 350,000 tons of the carbohydrate rich vegetable this year, showing an increase over last year’s yield. Abdul Wahab Mohammadi, head of the Agriculture and...
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Olive harvest begins in Nangarhar amid workers’ dearth

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Oct 25, 2017 - 21:19
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The canalization department in eastern Nangarhar province reports about an acute shortage of personnel to collect olive harvest witnessing a three-fold increase. The department officials say a part of the olive harvest may be...
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Work on projects worth 11m afs begins in Paktika

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Oct 18, 2017 - 19:14
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Work on several agriculture related projects worth 11 million afghanis was launched in southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday. Paktika Governor Mohammad Ilyas Wahdat told a gathering marking the launch of the projects here that...
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Kapisa famers receive improved quality wheat seed

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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...
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FAO strives to make migration act of choice

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Oct 17, 2017 - 16:56
KABUL (Pajhwok) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been working to address the root causes of migration, advocating for solution that could make migration an act of choice not desperate last resort, a statement from...
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Onion price skyrockets as harvest down in Samangan

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Oct 15, 2017 - 19:01
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Due to decreased harvest, the price of onion has increased by more than 10 times compared to its last year’s rate in Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province. Humayoon Habib, Samangan agriculture director, said farmers...
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35-km water supply pipe inaugurated in Jawzjan

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Oct 15, 2017 - 18:23
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 35-kilomter irrigation water supply pipeline project was inaugurated in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Sunday. Eng. Mohamad Ayub Newand, Afghan Gas Group Pipelines Protection in-charge, said the...
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Pistachio harvest drops by 40pc in Badakshan

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Oct 03, 2017 - 20:19
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The pistachio crop harvest decreased by 40 percent in northeastern Badakhshan province this year compared to last year’s yield, local officials said on Tuesday. Noor Mohammad, natural resources head at the provincial agriculture...
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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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