Agricultural test farm in Nangarhar yields positive result
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Officials of the agriculture department in eastern Nangarhar province said that a test farm established for research purpose has yielded positive result regarding improvement in crops.
The farm which contains different kinds of fruits and others plants is located in the eastern part of Jalalabad City, the provincial capital, on 10 acres of land.
Eng. Hamidullah Nazir, director agriculture, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the farm included 79 samples of pomegranate plants, 66 citrus samples and different other plants.
He said the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has built five test farms in the country and the farm in Nangarhar has produced positive results.
Abdul Qodus, director gardening programme at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, said that they have found some samples of fruit plants that could produce good crops as compared to crops in other countries.
“Now, we can tell farmers that their crops are ready for use but in the past we did not know the exact season for reaping of crops,” he said.
Qodus added farmers of Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces would get help in line with their crops.
An official of Nangarhar agriculture department Abdul Latif Barakzai said that they had launched new research for new plants to adapt with the seasons of eastern zone.
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