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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 Agriculture Ministry to standardize cotton production in Baghlan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock have distributed improved cotton seeds and fertilizers to hundreds of farmers in Baghlan in a bid to standardize cotton production in the province. Baghlan Agriculture Director Azizullah Aimaq said five-hundred 10-kg bags of

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Helmand’s pilot saffron projects show good results

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, the agriculture ministry is distributing saffron seeds to growers in 11 of districts in Helmand. This comes after the successful conduct of pilot saffron projects that were undertaken in the province, where cultivation of

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Helmand farmers in search of foreign markets for their products

Cotton, saffron, raisin and almond are the common agricultural products in southern Helmand. Director of agriculture in Helmand, Eng. Abdullah Ahmadzai, said his department is making efforts to look for foreign markets for the agricultural products of Helmand. Mr. Ahmadzai

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Cotton the best alternative to opium- Helmand elders

A number of residents in southern Helmand province believe that with increasing cotton yields in the province, the issue of insecurity would be minimized. This subject has been discussed among elders of the districts of Nadali, Marjah, Garshak, Nawa, Garamser

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