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Afghan Agriculture Ministry builds over 500 potato storages in Bamyan

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture has funded construction of over 500 potato storages for farmers in Bamyan province. Built at a cost of about 240mn Afghanis, the storages have a total capacity of over 10,000 tons. Bamyan is known for

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New Zealand funds potato grading and sorting machine in Bamyan

A potato grading and sorting machine has been set up in Bamyan, which is the main supplier of potatoes to Afghanistan’s population. Costing USD 700,000, the machine is funded by New Zealand’s government. Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of

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Availability of small loans has enhanced agricultural production in Bamyan

Farmers in Bamyan are enjoying a 10% increase in their potato yield this year. Afghan Agriculture Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said availability of loans to farmers in Bamyan has had a significant impact on the province’s rural residents and has

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Bamyan potato production meets 60% of Afghanistan’s demand

Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of Afghanistan’s demands in previous years; however, this year’s production is estimated to meet 60% of the demand. Known for its unique quality and taste, potatoes from Bamyan are not only exported to other

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Prices of Bamyan potatoes decline due to imports from Pakistan and Iran

Farmers in Bamyan said potato imports from Iran and Pakistan to Afghan markets have resulted in decline of Bamyan potatoes. “Despite the high yields of potatoes this year in Bamyan, we do not have good sales,” said Rajab Ali, one

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