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Afghanistan, India holds food festivals in Kabul and Delhi

India and Afghanistan have historical and cultural linkages since centuries and the same gets reflected in the cuisines of the two countries. As part of cultural exchange, Indian Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Embassy in Delhi have jointly organized reciprocal

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Afghan traders close USD 3mn worth of deals at an exhibition in India

As many as eleven Afghan traders participated in the Aahar International Food and Hospitaly Show on March 10-14 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. The traders closed deals worth more than USD 3mn. The Export Promotion Agency of

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Afghanistan to participate in Expo Milano 2015

Afghanistan, through the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA), will be taking part in Expo Milano 2015 that is slated for May 1 to October 31, 2015 in Milan, Italy. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase

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US to give additional $33.8mn in food assistance for vulnerable Afghans

The United States will contribute an additional $33.8 million in new food assistance as part of ongoing U.S. support for the United Nations’ World Food Program’s Proteracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Afghanistan. The goal of the PRRO mission

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Food items showcased in Herat province

An exhibition, held by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock in Herat, showcased 60 different food items from across the province. Head of the Department, Faqir Ahmad Bayangar, told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) the exhibition marked the international food day

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Afghanistan’s first ever Strategic Grain Reserve inaugurated

Funded by Australian government, the first ever Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) has been established in Kabul, Afghanistan. The complex was inaugurated by Afghan Agriculture Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi and World Food Program (WFP) Country Director for Afghanistan, Claude Jibidar, on

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Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: Gold and fuel prices fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of other commodities stayed unchanged, jewllers and retailers said on Thursday. The price of one gram of Arabian gold declined from

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Price of gold goes up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The price of one gram of gold jumped by 50 afghanis in Kabul during the outgoing week, with the rates of daily-use commodities staying stable, retailers said on Thursday. The price of one gram of

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Commodities' prices stay stable in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,650 afghanis ($30.21), a 49-kg sack of Pakistani

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Commodities’ prices stay stable in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,650 afghanis ($30.21), a 49-kg sack of Pakistani

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Prices of raw materials in Afghanistan on the rise amid high tariffs

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to bring down the tariffs level on raw materials. The prices of raw materials have increased by 25%, raising concerns among the traders and consumers. “The government levies taxes

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IFAD pledges funds to improve food security in Afghanistan

Despite the influx of billions of dollars of foreign aid and development in the country’s trade and construction sectors, Afghanistan remains to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Food insecurity is one of the byproducts of  the

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Rice, sugar, gold prices fall

Pajhwok Afghan News weekly price report: The prices of rice, sugar, gold and cedar wood decreased during the outgoing going week in the capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. The price of a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar fell from

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Concerns of Herat customs department over import of poor quality goods

Officials from Herat’s customs department have expressed their concerns about the illegal imports of substandard quality goods through Herat’s borders. Herat’s customs Maintenance Manager Zabiullah Ahmadzai said despite strict control from the department, poor quality goods illegally enter Herat province

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Expired food products torched in Herat

Afghan authorities seized tons of expired food items during the last month in the Pusht-e-Koh area of Herat City. Herat’s Public Health Director, Ghulam Saeed Rashed, said that health and municipality personnel recovered 21 tons of expired food products from

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Poor face choice between food and medicine as winter sets in

In the gray light of each cold dawn, the parents of 10-month-old Shoaib hold their own breath as they listen for the rasp of his, waiting to see whether their coughing, feverish little boy has survived another night. Winter’s chill

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Afghans Dining Etiquette

There are many differences between Afghan and Western dining etiquette.  One should always remove shoes at the door when visiting a home. When dining at someone’s home, guests will be seated on the floor, usually on cushions.  Guests should wait for

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Afghan traders must pay attention to the quality and production date of food items

Afghan Ministry of Public Health discovered 4 tons of expired food in Kabul City and destroyed them. The Ministry requested traders of the private sectors to avoid importing expired and low quality items into the country otherwise they will face

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