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Herat farmers to make 500mn AFN this year from saffron business

Saffron harvest season has kicked off in Herat province and farmers are expecting to generate about 500mn Afghanis in revenue this year. According to Herat’s agriculture officials, almost 1,000 hectares of land were planted with saffron and 140tons of saffron

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Grape production drops in Herat

Officials of the Agriculture Department in Herat province have reported that grape production has declined by 30%. The severe winter in the beginning of the year has been cited as the main reason behind the drop in grape production. Herat

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Egypt willing to participate in economic development of Herat province

Egypt has expressed interest in participating in the reconstruction and economic development of Herat province. “Egypt is willing to send its professionals in the areas of urbanization, health, agriculture and horticulture to Herat province to exchange ideas and strengthen the

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“Afghan government alone cannot strengthen the agriculture sector”

Agriculture department of Herat called on the international community to assist with the development of Afghanistan’s agricultural sector, as the Afghan government alone is unable to strengthen the sector. At a press conference attended by United Nations Assistance Missions in

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Inauguration of grapes exhibition in Herat

A permanent grapes exhibition is opened at the research farm in Urdukhan District of Herat. Built by the Provincial Reconstruction Team of Italy in Herat, the project cost USD 60,000. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Herat’s Governor Dr. Daud Shah

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