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Southwest Afghanistan’s Bare Land has Become Home to Up to 2.2 Million People

The result of a study conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) with the financial support of the European Union indicates that the deserts of southwest Afghanistan have changed dramatically over the last two decades.  The study has

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Qatari businessman invests $20mn in Farah’s agriculture sector

Businessman and owner of the Qatar Algharafa Charity Foundation has invested USD 20mn in Farah province to improve and develop the agriculture and livestock sector. The foundation will establish dates and pistachio orchards and prepare pastures for people who have

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Japan funds mine clearance operations in Afghanistan

The Japanese government has provided USD 696,310 to HALO Afghanistan for mine clearance operations in North and Central regions of Afghanistan. The fund will allow HALO to employ 108 trained de-miners to carry out mine clearance operations in selected minefields

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Land granted to Ministry of Higher Education for building Helmand University

The Council of Ministers agreed to transfer 75 acres of land from the ownership of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry for Higher Education to build the Helmand University. According to the press release, the Council of Ministers instructed

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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Construction of residential buildings on agricultural lands causing grave concerns to the Ministry of Agriculture

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that seizing of lands and erecting residential buildings on them are causing irreparable damage to the country’s agriculture. Speaking at a conference on distribution of agricultural lands and implementation of

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'Powerful Figures' Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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‘Powerful Figures’ Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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Increase in Kunduz rice yield

Owing to the favorable climatic conditions in various districts of Kunduz along with sufficient water and trained growers, rice production increase by 54,000 tons this year. Last year, farmers harvested 322,000 tons of rice from 73,000 hectares of land, while

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