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Over 60,000 rice farmers trained in 5 years

Over 60,000 rice farmers trained in 5 years

Sep 06, 2015 - 19:38

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Sunday said more than 60, 000 farmers across the country had received training in best paddy cultivation methods over the past five years.

The MAIL in a statement said nearly 220,000 hectares of land was brought under rice crop cultivation in Kunduz, Takhar, Baghlan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Badakhshan, Balkh, Khost, Paktia, Dai Kundi, Sar-i-Pul, Bamyan, Kabul, Kapisa, Ghorinfo-icon, Parwan and Badghis provinces this year.

It said 537,000 tonnes of rice was produced in the country last year.

The statement said 11,000 paddy growers were directly trained and 50,000 others indirectly on paddy cultivation techniques with the help of donor agencies.

It said the process of supplying rice from producers to consumers was a complicated and time-consuming process, but two rice processing factories in Nangarhar and Kunduz provinces supplied high quality rice to the market.

The ministry had also established pilot paddy plots in different provinces increasing the yield of a hectare from two tonnes to nearly seven tonnes, the statement said.

“The improvement has been as a result of efforts of MAIL including fundraising for technical trainings, distribution of sophisticated equipment and machineries and cultivation system,” the statement added.

It identified Japan the major donor for training farmers on cultivation of paddy crops, provision of equipment and machineries. It said China recently assisted the Ministry of Agriculture with paddy cultivation machineries.




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