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Test farm in Nangarhar shows positive results

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) had established five test farms in the country in order to conduct researches on various types of plants. Officials of the agriculture department in eastern Nagarhar province have told Pajhwok Afghan

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First-ever crop diseases control lab established in Kabul

The first-ever crop diseases control laboratory has been established in Kabul. The USD 150mn worth of laboratory was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Agriculture and Livestock Minister Asadullah Zameer, who regarded the facility as an important stride toward controlling harmful

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Efforts underway to standardize Afghanistan’s fruits production

A non-profit organization, Afghanistan National Horticulture Development Organization (ANHDO), is working on improving quality, packing, processing and increasing production of domestic fruits in various parts of Afghanistan to standardize domestic fruits and bring it to the international standards. Addressing the

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Ban on medicinal herbs export a blow to Afghanistan’s trade-ACCI

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) regarded the ban on export of medicinal herbs by the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) as “unjust” and a major “blow” to the country’s trade. The ban came in January when NEPA

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Should Afghanistan ban export of medicinal herbs?

The Afghan government had to ban export of medicinal herbs after the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) warned about the possible extinction of certain plants that were used for medicinal herbs. The ban came in January when NEPA sent a

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Demand for alfalfa grows in Bamiyan

Bamiyan agriculture department officials have undertaken programs for the promotion of alfalfa production aimed at the development of Bamiyan’s livestock and environment. According to the officials, more than 700kg of alfalfa seeds were distributed to the farmers last year in

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President Karzai seeks citizens’ participation in making Afghanistan green

Ahead of the arrival of the new spring season, President Hamid Karzai asked citizens to focus on the growth of vegetables, orchards, forests and agricultural lands. He urged the citizens and farmers to make more efforts in keeping Afghanistan green

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Saffron touted as the best alternative to poppy

Given the high sales price of the spice and its compatibility with the arid Afghan environment, saffron industry is supported by the Afghan government. Earlier this year, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock distributed 65,000 kg of saffron

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