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    Relief goods distributed to drought-hit families

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Food items and animal feed were distributed to residents of the Shahristan district in central Daikundi province, where an ongoing drought has destroyed 60 percent of corps, officials said on Thursday.



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    190 tractors donated to Nangarhar farmers

    JALALABAD (PAN): Up to 190 tractors were donated to farmers from four districts of eastern Nangarhar province for cultivating oil producing crops, officials said on Tuesday.



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    Above 3,000 acres of land cleared of poppies in Uruzgan

    TIRINKOT (PAN): More than 3,000 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops during a campaign in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Thursday.



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    Saffron yield reaches 1,792 kg in Herat

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Saffron yield in western Herat province reached 1,792 kilograms this year, registering a 300-kg increase, compared to last year, a leader of growers said on Monday.



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    World Bank to give Afghanistan $27.7m

    KABUL (PAN): The World Bank on Thursday pledged $ 27.7 million in aid to the Energy and Water Ministry through the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  



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    Khost forests shrink, thanks to illegal logging

    KHOST CITY (PAN): Agriculture officials in southeastern Khost province say that 65 percent of forests have been destroyed as a result of illegal logging.



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    80pc of Ghor forests destroyed

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Agriculture and livestock officials say 80 percent of forests in western Ghor province have been destroyed by a drought and unauthorised tree felling.



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    Seeds, fertilizer being distributed to growers

    KANDAHAR (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock launched the distribution of improved wheat seeds and chemical fertiliser to about 1,200 farmers in the Daman district of southern Kandahar



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    Green tea cultivation faces challenges in Kunar

    ASADABAD (PAN): Ongoing deforestation has further lowered production of green tea, which was badly affected during the Soviet invasion of the country, in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Sunday.



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    Photo exhibition organised in Ghor

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A photo exhibition -- "New Afghanistan through Afghan Eyes" -- was held in the western province of Ghor, officials said on Sunday.The exhibition was organised on Saturd