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Afghan Agriculture Ministry builds over 500 potato storages in Bamyan

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture has funded construction of over 500 potato storages for farmers in Bamyan province. Built at a cost of about 240mn Afghanis, the storages have a total capacity of over 10,000 tons. Bamyan is known for

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Afghan farmers receive new agriculture machineries

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) introduced a new cultivation machinery to farmers in Bamyan that cultivate more potatoes in shortest possible time. This comes as potato yield is considerably declining in the province due to influx of

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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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New Zealand funds potato grading and sorting machine in Bamyan

A potato grading and sorting machine has been set up in Bamyan, which is the main supplier of potatoes to Afghanistan’s population. Costing USD 700,000, the machine is funded by New Zealand’s government. Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of

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Bamyan potato production meets 60% of Afghanistan’s demand

Bamyan potato farmers would supply 50% of Afghanistan’s demands in previous years; however, this year’s production is estimated to meet 60% of the demand. Known for its unique quality and taste, potatoes from Bamyan are not only exported to other

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Potato price declining in Bamyan

Bamyan farmers are complaining that the price of potatoes is at its lowest record in the province. According to the farmers, Pakistani potatoes are bought at 140 AFN per seven kg, while the same quantity of Afghan potatoes is bought

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