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Wheat Harvest Reduces by 20% This Year Due to Droughts

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock announced that this year, due to droughts, wheat yields will be reduced by more than one million tons to four million tons. Officials at the ministry say that due to droughts, wheat

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Bakhtawar Mahdawi

A woman in Bamyan province has set up an amusement park called Shamama, which has a green space, a restaurant, and a guest house, at a cost of six million Afghanis. Bakhtawar Mahdawi, the owner of the amusement park, says

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Chakdam Nahrab Project in Takhar Province Completed & Put into Operation

The National Water Management Authority of Afghanistan announced the completion of the Chakdam Nahrab project in Farkhar district of Takhar province. The National Water Regulatory Authority said that Chakdam Nahrab has a storage capacity of 17,000 cubic meters of water.

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Photo Album: Farmers in a Rice Field in Mehtarlam, Laghman

Farmers transplant rice seedlings at a paddy field in Mehtarlam, capital of Laghman province, eastern Afghanistan. The Afghan government has committed to investing in agricultural sector to create job opportunities for millions of people to boost economy in the land-locked

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Production of Vegetable Oil to Begin Soon in Helmand Bost Enterprise

Officials at Bost Enterprise in Helmand Province say the company plans to start producing vegetable oil in the near future. The company currently produces cotton and cottonseed only. According to the officials, after the experimental stages, the company was able

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Afghan Millennial Woman Opens Jewelry Business in the U.S.

“As an Afghan economist I have always wondered whether Afghanistan is a rich or poor country?” says Tania Aria, the founder of Afghan jewelry brand Veezha.  Looking at the GDP rates obviously one would say it is a poor country,

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An Oxygen Production Machine Activated in Sheikh Zahed University of Khost

The provincial head of Public Health said an oxygen production device  has been activated in Sheikh Zahed University of Khost Province. Habibullah Ansari said the device has the capacity to produce 20 cylinders of oxygen a day. “This is a

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First Fish Farm Established in Bamyan

The first fish production and breeding farm with a total value of two hundred thousand Afghanis was established in Dara Dokani district of Bamyan province. Zabihullah Zahadat, a government employee and owner of the farm, said he was always interested

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Afghan-Czech Business & Investment Forum Kicks Off in Prague

The three-day Afghan-Czech Business and Investment Forum officially kicked off on Monday in Prague, Czech Republic. The forum is initiated by the Afghan Embassy and organized by the Czech-Afghan Chamber of Commerce. Addressing the forum, deputy prime minister of the

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Helmand Produces 36 Tonnes of Honey

Helmand Agriculture Department reported that the province has produced nearly 36 tonnes of honey this year. Planning and Coordination Director of Helmand Agriculture Department Rafiullah Qalam told Pajhwok Afghan News that the province had produced 25 tonnes of honey, but

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China Railway Express Becomes Major Alternative to China-Europe Trade Amid Pandemic

China Railway Express has become “a cheaper and quicker alternative to ship everything from cars to household goods from China to Europe” amid major disruptions to global maritime and air logistics chains due to COVID-19, Nikkei Asia has reported. The

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First Batch of Sinopharm Vaccines Donated by China Arrives in Kabul

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Thursday. The shipment of Sinopharm vaccines are the first Chinese donation of the COVID-19 vaccine Afghanistan has received. Afghanistan has administered about

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Government Approves 225mn Afghanis Worth of Agricultural Loans

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced that it had approved more than 225 million Afghanis in agricultural loans through the Agricultural Development Fund. Officials at the ministry said two types of loans have been approved by the

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IMF Completes First Review of Afghanistan’s Economic Reform Program

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the first review of Afghanistan’s economic reform program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)  arrangement. The completion of this review makes SDR 103.6 million (about US$149.4 million) available

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Turkmenistan Interested to Invest in Afghanistan’s Marble Industry

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Turkmenistan has expressed interest in investing in Afghan marble. A statement issued by the ministry said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Muradov to discuss investing

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US Provides $266 million in Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan

The United States government has pledged over $266 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Afghanistan, whose lives are being impacted by ongoing conflict and who now are facing extreme food insecurity. This funding includes $157.5 million

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A Glimpse at Herat’s Industrial Park

Peace and security in Herat city have facilitated investors to pour their capital into more than 300 plants. In the industrial park of Afghanistan’s western Herat province, more than 300 factories and plants are operational to produce a variety of

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Afghanistan Becomes a Permanent Member of PAECO

The Wolesi Jirga (House of Representatives) of Afghanistan has announced that Afghanistan has become a permanent member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO).  Currently, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are members of PAECO,

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Pakistan Launches Locally Produced Chinese CanSino COVID-19 Vaccine

Pakistan launched the locally produced Chinese CanSino COVID-19 vaccine during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the country’s National Institute of Health (NIH). Addressing the launching ceremony for the vaccine named “PakVac,” Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on

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Countries with More Vaccinations Coming Out of Crisis Faster: IMF

Vaccinating the world is the most effective way to boost global output in the near term, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday, warning that low vaccination rates in some countries is “dangerous” for everyone. “It is

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Farah Province Produces Over 10 Tons of Honey in the Past Year

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock reported that Farah province produced over 10 metric tons of honey in the year 1399. The ministry said in a statement that beekeeping is growing in the province, and more people are growing

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