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Badakhshan’s Walnut Production Down 50% Due to Climate Change

Agriculture officials in Badakhshan have reported a 50% reduction in walnut production in the province due to climate change. “Walnut production in Badakhshan is 50% lower than previous years due to climate change and untimely cold weather,” said Kaikawos Taksari,

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Kandahar Produces Five Tons of Pistachios This Year

Kandahar’s Department of Agriculture expect pistachio production in the province to reach five tons this year. “Farmers here are fond of growing pistachios, and we’ve made sure to implement programs that strengthening gardening in the provoince,” said Hafiz Rasidi, Head

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Nangarhar To Produce 150 Tons of Dates This Year

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) reported that Nangarhar’s date yield increases every year, and this year it may reach about 50 tons. In Nangarhar province, 80 acres of date orchards have been built so far, most of which

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Saffron Cultivated Lands Up By 10% in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced that saffron cultivated lands in Afghanistan have increased 10 percent this year. Akbar Rustami, spokesman for MAIL, said in addition to 10 percent increase in saffron cultivated lands, the production of

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Kandahar’s Pomegranate Yield Up By 10%

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said in a statement that Kandahar’s pomegranate yield will increase by10 percent in comparison to last year’s yield. According to MAIL, Kandahar produced more than 178 thousand tons of pomegranates last year,

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Samangan’s Pistachio Yield Reaches 69 Tons

Pistachio yield Samangan province has reached to 69 tons this year, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Samangan is the second largest producer of pistachio after Badghes province in Afghanistan. According to Muhammad Rahman

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Kandahar Produces 290 Thousand Tons of Grapes This Year

Authorities in Kandahar’s directorate of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said that grape harvest has increased to 290,000 tons this year. “We had produced 273,060 tons of grapes last year, but this year we have harvested 290,000 tons of grapes,” said Sayeed Hafezullah

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Herat Expected To Produce 8,000 Tons of Figs This Year

Officials of the agriculture department in Herat have reported about a 7% increase in the province’s fig production. “Fig production in Herat may reach up to 8,000 tons this year,” said Shukrullah Amini, head of the provincial agriculture department. Amini

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15% Hike In Kandahar’s Raisin Production

Officials of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Kandahar province have reported a 15% hike in the province’s raisin production. With the establishment of new raisin houses in the province 35,000 tons of raisins have been produced

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Cotton Production Up By 21% In Afghanistan

According to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MAIL), cotton production has increased by 21% across 17 provinces of Afghanistan.  The cotton production has reached to 73,119 tons this year compared to last year’s figure of 57,450

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Over 600,000 Afghan Women to Attain Self-Sufficiency in Next Four Years Through Agriculture

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Nasir Ahmad Durrani announced Tuesday that over 600,000 women would become self-reliant through an economic empowerment program in agriculture. The program includes nursery farms, greenhouses, processing agricultural products, distribution of poultry farms, bee

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Afghan Poultry Industry Meets 80% of Local Needs

Afghanistan’s poultry industry has seen a boost with around $1 billion worth of investment made in this industry over the past decade. According to a report by Tolo News, over 1,000 poultry farms are operating in this sector across the

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USAID Supports NAREC Forum To Resolve Rural Issues in Afghanistan

USAID hosted the National Agriculture Education, Research, Extension and Economic Conference on July 15-17, 2019 to bring together experts to discuss current issues in agricultural education, research and extension. Participants share a common goal of developing solutions that will improve

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Afghan Agricultural Exports Attract Investors at Gulfood 2019

Exporters of Afghan high-value food showcased their products for international buyers from February 17 to 21 at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. About 27 businesses displayed Afghanistan’s finest fruits, saffron, nuts, spices, vegetables, and

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Afghanistan Exports $47mn Worth of Figs This Year

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said that Afghanistan has produced about 25,000 tons of figs this year. According to the figures form the ministry, USD 47 million worth of figs have been exported to India, UAE, Europe

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Japan Willing to Assist in Modernizing Afghanistan’s Agriculture

A group of 28 Afghan investors have attended the GulFood 2019 agricultural expo in Dubai. The Afghan part of this expo was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Nasir Ahmad Durandish, on Sunday. On the sidelines of the

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Afghan Ministry of Agriculture to Build Fruit Packaging Facility, Laboratory in Kabul

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is going to build a fruit packaging facility and a laboratory in Badam Bagh area of Kabul in the next seven months. “The complex will be inaugurated in the next seven months. It

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SDGs Workshop on Agriculture and Natural Resources Management Held Across Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) are set to conduct workshops across seven regions in Afghanistan.

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Afghan traders sign $20.5mn in deals at Dubai Food Show  

Afghan traders have inked US$20.5 million in signed and potential deals for high-value agricultural products due to their participation in February at the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai. USAID supported 25 Afghan exporters at the February 2018 Gulfood Show, where Afghanistan’s

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Herat to harvest over 8 tons of saffron this year

Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock department in Herat said Herat farmers expect to harvest over eight tons of saffron this year. Department’s head Abdul Saboor Rahmani said the number of acres of land cultivated for saffron has increased from last year’s

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121 cold storages for onions established across Kabul

The Afghan government has established 121 cold storages in five districts of Kabul for onions. “It was part of this year’s plan to build cold storages in Kabul’s districts and we plan to build more in the future,” said Minister

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Water Reforms and Agriculture Productivity Activities in Disarray in Afghanistan

The result of a recent study, conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) on Water Reforms and Agricultural Productivity in Afghanistan, reveals widespread disarray in the work of relevant ministries. According to the study, all aspects of the

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Women’s Contributions to Agriculture Economy in Afghanistan Need Recognition

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is pleased to release the findings of an in-depth study on women in agriculture in Afghanistan. The study looks at some of the issues that hamper or boost the recognition and enhancement of women’s

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Afghanistan harvests over 59,000 tons of cotton annually

The Afghan government has approached industrialists to present their plans and recommendations for way to revive the textile industry in Afghanistan. Afghanistan produces over 59,000 tons of cotton annually, but there are no cotton processing factories in the country. In

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Afghan government to distribute 500 tons of saffron bulbs to farmers

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) plans to distribute over 500 tons of saffron bulbs to farmers in 30 provinces this year, marking the launch of the national five-year plan for saffron development. The ministry will establish

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