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Kandahar’s pomegranates exports expected to increase by 34%

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have predicted a 34% increase in pomegranate exports of southern Kandahar province in 2016. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Kandahar during the current season of pomegranates has already exported 20,000

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Raisin production doubles this year in Herat

The raisin production in western Herat province has doubled this year, said officials on Monday. This year farmers have produced 20,000 tons of raisins, compared to last year’s yield of 8,000-10,000 tons. The province produced more than 70 varieties of

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Herat expecting a 20% increase in grape production

Agriculture officials of Herat are anticipating a 20% increase in grape production in the province this year, expecting a collection of at least 125,000 tons of grapes. Known as the hub for Afghanistan’s grape production, Herat produces over 70 types

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Kandahar exports up to 40,000 tons of grapes this year

According to the provincial branch of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI), up to 40,000 tons of grapes have been exported from southern Kandahar this year. ACCI official Eng. Abdul Baqi Beena said grapes worth USD 8mn have

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Grape production drops in Herat

Officials of the Agriculture Department in Herat province have reported that grape production has declined by 30%. The severe winter in the beginning of the year has been cited as the main reason behind the drop in grape production. Herat

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Grape production declines in Kandahar

According to Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kandahar has exported 5,587 tons of grapes of this year, which have been lower than previous years. The fruit could not be exported to India and the UAE this year due to

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Kunduz produces 70% more grapes this year

Grape production in Kunduz has increased from last year’s 1,400 kilograms to 2,170 kilograms this year, showing 70% increase. The agriculture department attributed the higher yield to availability of facilities such as medicine, orchard establishment on scientific lines and training

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Afghan traders face hurdles from Iran and Pakistan

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) says that Pakistan does not act in accordance to the latest transit agreement signed between the two nations. Although Ministry of Commerce and Industries speaks of 70% of the problems resolved between Kabul

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Inauguration of grapes exhibition in Herat

A permanent grapes exhibition is opened at the research farm in Urdukhan District of Herat. Built by the Provincial Reconstruction Team of Italy in Herat, the project cost USD 60,000. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Herat’s Governor Dr. Daud Shah

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Unwanted Rain- A nuisance for grapes in Ghazni

Constant rains in Ghazni province have hurt grapes production in the province. Grape growers in Qara Baghi region at the city of Homa are not very happy about losing their grapes in the rain and have no hope to regain

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