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Wheat yield at its record high in Baghlan this year

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Wheat yield at its record high in Baghlan this year

wheatBaghlan has witnessed a significant increase in its wheat yield both from its rainfed and irrigated lands this year.

Agriculture and Livestock officials in Baghlan province have confirmed the boost in wheat yield and said that wheat production from rainfed lands has increased by 173%, while wheat production from irrigated lands has increased by 24%.

“Wheat yield has been at its record high this year in Baghlan. The province has become self-sufficient and is capable to export 73,000 tons of wheat to other provinces of Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Salim, head of the Agriculture Department in Baghlan.

Distribution of 1100 tons of improved seeds to farmers in Baghlan has been cited as the main reason for the high wheat production.

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