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Fig production in Kandahar has increased

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Fig production in Kandahar has increased

kandahar figBy Mohammad Naeem: Kandahar province has witnessed a boost in fig production and an improvement in the product’s quality.

Orchard owners in Kandahar confirm the remarkable increase in the production of fig and its quality. “Due to reasonable climate with seasonal rains during the current year, the production of this fruit has increased significantly compared to previous years,” said an orchard owner.

Officials from Kandahar Agricultural Department cited plant disease prevention measures as one of the factors behind the boost in fig production in the province.

Shah Mohammad, an employee of Agricultural Department in Kandahar told the press: “In addition to rise in production of fig, its sale and exports to international markets have also increased. It is notable to mention that this fruit should be packed properly so that they can continue to be sold in markets abroad, which will be very beneficial to the farmers’ economy.”

Meanwhile, officials from the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) in Kandahar have assured to further promote production and sales of fig.

According to ACCI, Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates are among the countries that import this fruit from Afghanistan, which generate millions of Afghanis in revenue to the Afghan economy.

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