Almond yield in Kunduz registers 7-fold increase
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Almond production in northern Kunduz province has increased seven times last year, bringing growers higher incomes, agriculture and livestock officials say.
Agriculture Director Addul Basir Faqiri told Pajhwok Afghan News almond yield Imam Sahib, Chardara, Khanabad, Qala-i-Zal districts and other parts was used as a yardstick to quantify the overall production level.
Thanks to favourableweather conditionsand abundant water availability in the province, the yield surged by 50%. The produce collected will be dispatched to markets inside and outside the country.
Khan Mohammad, a farmer from Chardara district, said several varietieslike Tarbayee, Khairudini, Shakorbayee, Qambari, Maroji, Sandoqi, Kaghazi and Sangak were grown in his area.
Shopkeeper Fareed said Kunduz’s almonds were sold in Kabul and abroad. The dried fruit is exported to Pakistan, India and Iran, with the price of per seven kilograms ranging between 2,000 afghanis and 8,000 afghanis in Kunduz.
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