2,000 Paktika farmers get improved wheat seeds
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Improved quality wheat seeds weighing 110 tonnes have been distributed to nearly 2,000 famers in the southeastern province of Paktika, the governor said on Monday.
Aminullah Shariq told Pajhwok Afghan News hoped the improved quality seeds would increase wheat yield by several folds. He said his administration was trying to facilitate farmers because most residents of the province were associated with farming.
“We are happy getting the improved seeds,” one of the beneficiaries, Omar Khan, said, but added the agriculture department should have distributed the seeds a few months earlier.
The seeds, enough to be grown on 1900 acres of land, were distributed to farmers in eight districts, according to acting Agriculture and Livestock director Sohbat Khan Kharotai said.
“The improved quality seeds were given to farmers for spring cropping,” he said, adding the crop could be grown in two seasons --- autumn and spring in the province.
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