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Orchards being planted in Samangan with support from World Bank

The National Horticulture and Livestock Program (NHLP) has begun planting orchards of different fruits on 1,066 acres of land in northern Samangan province with financial collaboration from the World Bank. The NHLP provincial director for Samangan, Eng. Abdulah Majeed Khairkhwa,

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Improved pistachio seeds cultivated in Samangan province

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) distributed improved pistachio seeds worth USD 460,000 among farmers in northern Samangan province. The seeds were cultivated on 11,500 acres of land to help boost pistachio production in the province. Afghanistan

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More than 10mn fruit-bearing saplings to be planted in Bamyan province

Over 10 million fruit-bearing saplings, mostly apricot and apples, would be planted under the Green Evolution Program of the Governor’s office in Bamyan province. The saplings would be planted in Shibar, Bamyan city and five other districts of the province

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Afghan women participate in the tree planting campaign

Hundreds of women accompanied the Kabul Municipality in the tree plantation campaign held in Kabul. The campaign was launched by the Women Committee of the Afghan Democratic Association. Head of the Committee Mahnaz Malestani said 3000 seedlings were planted from

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Spring tree plantation campaign launched in Andar

District chief Mohammad Qasim Desiwal has launched spring tree plantation drive in Ghazni’s Andar district. More than 5000 seedlings would be planted as part of the drive, which is supported by the irrigation department and local traders, said. Mr. Desiwal.

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Damages caused by the recent snow in northern Afghanistan

This year’s heavy snowfall destroyed millions of trees of almond, peach and apricot and other fruits in the northern and north eastern parts of Afghanistan. People’s herds that were in the mountains suffered severely as well. According to Abdul Rahim,

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Spring tree-plantation drive inaugurated in Helmand

Helmand’s governor Mohammad Naeem planted an ornamental tree in Helmand province to kick off the spring tree-plantation drive. Various non-government organizations (NGOs), including Roots of Peace, provided 135,000 ornamental and fruit-bearing saplings to the agriculture department of Helmand this year.

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