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Agriculture

70,000 fruit seedlings distributed in Sar-i-Pul

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Mar 06, 2018 - 20:49
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): As many 70,000 fruit bearing trees were distributed among 560 farmers in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Growers from 24 provinces to get free tractors, equipment

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Feb 14, 2018 - 14:21
KABUK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock on Wednesday promised providing free tractors and cultivation equipment to farmers in 24 provinces of the country. The decision came at a meeting, chaired by Minister Nasir Ahmad...
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MAIL unveils this fiscal year’s plans for women

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Feb 10, 2018 - 22:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock would provide 600 bee hives, 28, 000 home gardens or vegetable fields, 17, 000 chicken farms, 12 fruits processing centers and 100 slaughter units to women this fiscal year, the...
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Daikundi farmers’ interest grows in saffron cultivation

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Feb 08, 2018 - 19:13
NEILI (Pajhwok): The residents of central Daikundi province have been taking more interest in cultivation of saffron as this year’s saffron yield reached 50 kilograms, local officials say.
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Spring plantation drive kicks off in Helmand

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Feb 04, 2018 - 18:41
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): with the arrival of spring, the plantation drive of sapling launched in southern Helmand province on Sunday, and official said. Governor Hayatullah Hayat said the fruit, non-fruit and ornamental trees’ saplings would be planted...
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Water scarcity sparks fears of decline in wheat yield

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Feb 03, 2018 - 15:08
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Farmers in northern Balkh province are concerned at inadequate snowfall this year, fearing that continued drought will damage their crops. In most parts of northern Afghanistan, including Balkh, the time for crop...
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2 million trees to be planted in Nangarhar this spring

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Jan 29, 2018 - 18:01
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some two million seedlings have been grown at government and private nurseries in eastern Nangarhar province for the upcoming spring tree plantation drive, an official said Monday.
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Nearly 11 tons of Afghan saffron earn $18m: MAIL

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Jan 28, 2018 - 17:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Sunday announced that farmers earned $18 million in revenue from nearly 11 tons of saffron produced this year, surpassing the estimated harvest. MAIL spokesman Akbar...
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USAID, FAO launch 3-year agriculture development project

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Jan 16, 2018 - 18:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value Chains–West project, a statement from the USAID...
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14 water reservoirs completed in Samangan

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Jan 14, 2018 - 20:43
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on 14 water reservoirs having the capacity to store 500 cubic meters water has been completed at a total cost of $12 million in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday. Eng. Abdul Majid Khirkhwa, in...
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Kabul receives first wheat shipment from Delhi via Iran

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Jan 13, 2018 - 22:45
KABUL (Pajhwko): The first shipment of 2,200 tons of wheat has arrived in Kabul from India through the Chabahar Port in Iran, said an official on Saturday, adding another 60,000 tons would be reaching soon. Nasir Ahmad Durani, the Minister of...
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First-ever saffron quality control lab opens in Herat

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Jan 13, 2018 - 19:01
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A laboratory to assess the quality of saffron produced in Afghanistan was inaugurated in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said, hoping the first-of-its-kind facility would help boost the plant’s export to...
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Taxed by govt & rebels, orange growers complain of double whammy

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Dec 21, 2017 - 15:55
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of orange orchards have ripened in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, but farmers complain the Taliban are exorbitantly taxing them. They allege the Taliban are collecting from them higher taxes than...
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Saffron cultivation increases in Kabul: Official

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Dec 04, 2017 - 16:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saffron Flower exhibition was launched in capital Kabul on Monday, amid increased cultivation of the lucrative plant in the central province this year. Omar Jan Mangal, Agriculture and Livestock director for Kabul province, while...
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5 canals consolidated in Samangan

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Nov 25, 2017 - 18:42
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Work on consolidating five canals has been completed at a cost of 28.5 million afghanis by the World Bank in northern Samangan province. Homayoon Habib, head of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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US-funded 32 irrigation networks to benefit 44,000 Afghans

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Nov 18, 2017 - 19:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty-two modern irrigation networks are being established in eight provinces to cover about 7,000 hectares of land, officials said on Saturday. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durani, the acting minister for agriculture, irrigation and livestock...
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Chicken being distributed to 2,200 Parwan women

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Nov 16, 2017 - 15:24
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Chickens and breeding equipment worth 35 million afghanis are being distributed to more than 2,200 women in central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday. Abdul Karim Farzam, director of agriculture and livestock, said...
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National Saffron Flower Festival kicks off in Herat

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Nov 13, 2017 - 19:44
HEART CITY (Pajhwok): The Third National Saffron Flower Festival was held in western Herat province on Monday, with officials expecting a surge in saffron production in the province this year in comparison to the past years. Abdul Sammad Rahmani,...
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Bamyan women facilitated with 150 greenhouses

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Nov 13, 2017 - 10:20
باميان (پژواک،٢١عقرب ٩٦): مسوولان در ولايت باميان مى گويند که ١٥٠ خانۀ سبز (گرين هاوس) در اين ولايت ايجاد، و لوازم توليد و سبزيجات آن براى دهاقين توزيع گرديد.
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Indian wheat in Afghanistan via Chabahar port

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Nov 11, 2017 - 15:50
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first shipment of 15,000 metric tons of wheat from India has arrived in Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran, formally operationalizing the sea route, an official said on Saturday. Acting Agriculture and Livestock Minister...
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