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Mumbai Trade Mission Nets $123 Million in Contracts for Afghan Agriculture Exporters

Exporters of Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, spices, honey, and juices left a Mumbai trade event this week with contracts worth more than $123 million from buyers in India, one of the most lucrative trade events for Afghan agriculture exporters in

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Agriculture Ministry to establish cold storage facility in Nangarhar

Construction work on a large cold storage facility is underway in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province. Costing 160mn AFN, the facility is funded by the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. Addressing the foundation stone laying

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Afghan food products enhanced through retail distribution and mobile money

In a bid to establish a competitive marketplace for Afghanistan’s agricultural products, Afghanistan’s largest retail store, Finest Supermarket, launches a new line of food products that are sourced from Afghan entrepreneurs. As many as 30 high quality food products including

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Paktia in need of market for their apples

Paktia apple orchard owners have called on the government to establish a proper market for their apples. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), 7 kilograms of apples from Paktia are sold at 100 AFN. The price does not meet the

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry funds construction of dams and canals in Samangan

Two water dams and canals have been established in Feroz Nakhcher district of Samangan province. The facilities have the capacity to irrigate 3000 acres of agricultural lands in Safar Ali village of the district. “The irrigation facilities will play a

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Afghanistan exports more than 6000 tons of potatoes and onions this year

In the first six months of the current fiscal year, Afghanistan has exported more than 6,000 tons of potatoes and onions. According to the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Afghan potatoes and onions were mainly exported to Pakistan,

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Takhar witnesses its record high onion production

Officials of the Agriculture department in Takhar have reported that onion yield was at its record high this year. According to the officials, more than 70,000 tons of onion has been produced that are estimated to cost 560 million AFN

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30% decline in Samangan wheat production

Agriculture department officials in Samangan province have reported a 30% decline in this year’s wheat production. “Last year, 133,000 hectares of rainfed and irrigated lands produced 100,000 tons of wheat. However, this year, the yield stands at 70,000 tons from

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60% increase in Afghanistan's agricultural products exports

Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industries have reported a 60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports. Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi cited suitable climate and improvement in Afghan products’ packing quality as the factors behind the boost in the exports of agri

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60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports

Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce and Industries have reported a 60% increase in Afghanistan’s agricultural products exports. Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi cited suitable climate and improvement in Afghan products’ packing quality as the factors behind the boost in the exports of agri

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India allows duty-free imports from Afghanistan

India announced Saturday that majority of agricultural imports from Afghanistan would be exempted of customs duty, in an attempt to strengthen trade ties between the two nations. Afghanistan would be required to pay customs duty on 25 products out of

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Daikundi to witness significant reduction in its almond production

Agriculture department of Daikundi has predicted a significant decline in Daikundi’s almond production for this year. Almond is a major agricultural product in Daikundi. Last year, the province produced about 7500 tons of almonds. Mahdi Mohadi, Head of Daikundi’s Agriculture

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Uruzgan finds market for its almond production

The Australian government with collaboration from the United States Agency for International Development has pledged airlifting the almond produced in the central Uruzgan province to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The farmers were previously faced with lack of market for

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Bamyan potato production higher this year

Mohammad Tahir Attaye, Director of Agriculture and Livestock in Bamyan, said potato production in Bamyan has increased by 20% from last year’s production. Many other agriculture products in Bamyan were damaged due to natural disasters like flood and early cooling

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Afghan Agriculture Minister Requests for Expanding Market for Agricultural Products

 The fourth meeting between officials of the Ministry of Commerce and Agriculture for raising the level of marketing of agricultural products was held in Kabul. The officials from both ministries requested national businessmen to make more efforts in investing in

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