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    Samangan almond yield falls considerably

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Almond yield has considerably decreased as a result of severe cold last winter in northern Samangan province, inflicting huge losses on growers, an official said on Sunday.


    Balkh agriculture dept out to reclaim lost land

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Land measuring 85 acres belonging to the provincial Agriculture and Livestock Department of northern Balkh province has been unlawfully seized, the department head complained on Monday.


    Khost traders say in dire need of warehouses

    KHOST (Pajhwok): Because of lack of warehouses, agricultural products are decomposed in hot weather in southeastern Khost province that usually inflicted financial losses on traders, businessmen said.

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    Takhar records bumper wheat crop this season

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Wheat crop yield witnessed a 40 percent increase this season in northern Takhar province as compared to the last year’s harvest, growers and officials say.

    Security and Crime,Agriculture

    Wheat crop torched in Ghazni gunbattle

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Wheat crop on eight acres of land was gutted to ashes as a result of a clash between militants and security forces in the Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.  


    Melon, watermelon yield up in Samangan

    AIBAK/FARAH (Pajhwok): Melon and watermelon production has increased by 28 percent during the ongoing Afghan calendar year in northern Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday.


    Nimroz livestock sector registers growth

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Livestock in western Nimroz province witnessed a 30 percent growth after more than 5,000 animals perished in 2013, officials said on Wednesday.


    Daikundi wheat products may not fulfill locals’ need

    NILI (Pajhwok): Amid claims of bumper wheat crop in central Daikundi province, it is feared that the wheat product would not meet locals’ demand as its prices were going higher.


    Kunduz almond yield declines by 95pc

    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The almond yield fell by 95 percent in northern Kunduz province this year, driving up prices and hitting farmers hard, officials and growers said on Monday.  

    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Kunduz sericulture on the decline

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Silkworm farming in northeastern Kunduz province is on downward trend as the industry produced a total of three tonnes of silk during 2013.