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Helmand to get various agriculture facilities

Provincial Agriculture Department of Helmand said a cold storage facility, a dairy farm and a market for agricultural products would be established by the end of this solar year in Helmand province. Acting agriculture director Rafiullah Qalam told Pajhwok Afghan

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Helmand farmers witness heavy basil production this year

Farmers in Helmand turned to cultivation of basil this year and have witnessed a heavy production of the crop. Once known as the hub for poppy cultivation, the southern Helmand province has seen a tremendous growth in legitimate crops in

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Helmand farmers switching to wheat cultivation

Farmers in Helmand, world’s largest opium-producing region, had cultivated wheat on about 100,000 hectares of land this year. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Agriculture Director Rohullah Rawan said distribution of seeds to farmers and public awareness

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Agricultural projects worth USD 100mn on the cards for Helmand province

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) has undertaken plans for execution of agriculture and livestock projects worth USD 100mn in southern Helmand province. Distribution of saffron corms to farmers in 11 districts is part of the scheme. MoAIL’s provincial

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Alternative to Poppy Cultivation—Afghan Farmers’ Viewpoint

Agricultural specialists, farmers, representatives from development councils and the Department of Agriculture conducted a meeting yesterday to investigate the challenges and options for alternative crops to poppy growth. Farmers complained about the poor quality of seeds and fertilizers, lack of

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