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KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Up to 1,250 acres of land would be irrigated with the construction of a canal in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan needs better water management to cushion drought effects, an official told a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) gathering in Kabul on Thursday.
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Rice production in northern Kunduz province has increased by 54,000 tonnes this year, with growers complain of low prices.
KABUL (PAN): Minister of Education Ghulam FarooqWardak on Tuesday opened the National Agricultural Education Centre (NAEC), a Dutch-funded project that trains Afghan teachers for the agricultural sector.
SHARAN (PAN): Farmers in southeastern Paktika province want the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to provide saffron seeds and training programmes for them.
KHOST CITY/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The distribution of improved varieties of wheat seed began in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces was started on Saturday, officials said.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Some farmers of southern Helmand province on Tuesday warned of a return to poppy cultivation if a market was not found for their cotton yield.
AIBAK (PAN): Grapes production in the Feroz Nakhchar district of northern Samangan province has increased to 6,000 tonnes in 2012 from last year’s figure of 5,000 tonnes, officials said on Sunday.
AIBAK (PAN): Wheat production in northern Samangan province has increased 13 times compared to last year’s yield, officials said on Sunday.