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Herat farmers start ostrich farming industry

A family in Herat has started the first ostrich farming industry in the province with an initial investment of USD 50,000. According to the farmer Ahmad Shah Sharifi, their investment has already doubled and will soon start selling ostrich meat,

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Herat farmers to make 500mn AFN this year from saffron business

Saffron harvest season has kicked off in Herat province and farmers are expecting to generate about 500mn Afghanis in revenue this year. According to Herat’s agriculture officials, almost 1,000 hectares of land were planted with saffron and 140tons of saffron

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Herat expecting a 20% increase in grape production

Agriculture officials of Herat are anticipating a 20% increase in grape production in the province this year, expecting a collection of at least 125,000 tons of grapes. Known as the hub for Afghanistan’s grape production, Herat produces over 70 types

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Herat farmers to receive improved seeds and fertilizers

Cooperative societies would distribute 152 tons of wheat seed and 456 tons of fertilizers to farmers in Herat this month. Growers of the provincial capital and 15 districts would receive the aid to help boost wheat production. According to Pajhwok

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“Afghan government alone cannot strengthen the agriculture sector”

Agriculture department of Herat called on the international community to assist with the development of Afghanistan’s agricultural sector, as the Afghan government alone is unable to strengthen the sector. At a press conference attended by United Nations Assistance Missions in

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