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Price of wheat jumps up in Jawzjan due to a decline in yield

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Price of wheat jumps up in Jawzjan due to a decline in yield

afghanistan wheatWheat price has soared in Jawzjan province due to a decline in wheat yield due to lack of rains and snowfall in the winter.

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, per seven kilograms of wheat cost 130 AFN in 2013, up from 80 AFN last year.

Jawzjan produced nearly 90,000 tons of wheat, compared with 110,000 tons in 2012, said Agriculture Department official Syed Masoud.

He added annual consumption of wheat in the province was 1220,000, forcing the import of 32,000 tons.

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