English | دری

Improved wheat seeds distributed to farmers in Helmand province

in Afghan Business

Improved wheat seeds distributed to farmers in Helmand province

Afghan government has begun distribution of improved wheat seeds to farmers in southern Helmand province.

According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the seeds had been processed in the Research Farm in Lashkargah, the provincial capital.

The objective behind the seed distribution is to prevent poppy cultivation in Helmand, which is the nation’s largest poppy-growing province.

As many as 7,000 farmers are receiving improved seeds, with each farmer getting 50 kilograms by paying 40% of the cost.

An agriculture official from the province told PAN that there were no security problems during the distribution of improved wheat seeds.



Related Articles

Privatization process of New Kabul Bank re-launched

Afghan Ministry of Finance has re-launched the privatization process of the New Kabul Bank. Mohammad Aqa Kohistani, director of treasury

Yet another report on Afghanistan’s corruption unveiled

A report by the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) and 8am Newspaper has revealed extensive corruption and misuse of power

USD 200mn aid package pledged to Afghanistan by UK

The UK government has pledged over USD 200mn in annual aid to Afghanistan until 2017. Britain’s Secretary for International Development

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.