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Cold Storage Rooms to be built for agricultural products in Kabul

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Cold Storage Rooms to be built for agricultural products in Kabul

 A group of Afghan traders pledged to build cold storage facilities for agricultural products in some districts of Kabul.

Due to improper post harvest  operations, 40% of agricultural products go to waste, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).

Locally grown fruits such as grapes, apples, peaches and vegetables are sold at low prices due to the lack of storage and marketing facilities for these farm products, said the director of Kabul agriculture department, Hashmatullah Anayat.

At the “Agriculture and Trade” conference, attended by Afghan traders, farmers and representatives from international non-governmental organizations, a group of Afghan traders decided to set up cold storage facilities for fresh fruits and vegetables in the districts of Kabul. The exact number and locations of the facilities would be announced next week.

Ministry of Agriculture has promised to provide land to the private sector for the projects but the investment would come from traders themselves.

Some traders showed willingness to explore new markets for Afghan farmers to sell their products.

Kabul Governor Ahmadullah Alizai, while addressing the gathering, said that $14.2 million (about 710 million afs) were allocated by MAIL for development of the agriculture sector in 14 districts in Kabul.



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