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    Balkh farmers ready to grow oil crops

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Agriculture officials of northern Balkh province on Thursday said they would provide facilities and encourage farmers to grow oil crops.


    Hunger threat to Afghans rejected as baseless

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has rejected reports that three million Afghans were going hungry due to a drought in northern and western parts of the country.


    Herat farmers upbeat about saffron yield

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Saffron Framers' Association (SFA) on Wednesday announced a 20 percent increase in cultivation during the current year in western Herat province.


    Seed, fertilizer distribution drive begins in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (PAN): The campaign of distributing thousands of tonnes of improved quality seeds and chemical fertilisers to 12,000 farmers got underway in 10 draught-hit districts of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.


    100 hectares of Kunduz forests lost in 3 years

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Agriculture officials say forest spread over more than 100 hectares of land in northern Kunduz province has been lost in just past three years due to illegal cutting of trees by residents and gunmen.


    Improved seeds distributed to Zabul farmers

    QALAT (PAN): Improved wheat seeds and chemical fertilisers were distributed to farmers in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Tuesday.


    Pilot saffron project being launched in Khost

    KHOST CITY (PAN): The agriculture department would grow saffron, seen as a good alternative to poppies, as part of a pilot project in southeastern Khost province, the governor's office said on Tuesday.

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    Kunduz farmers to cultivate saffron

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Farmers in northern Kunduz province have been provided with saffron seeds to convince them to give up cultivation of poppy, an official said on Monday.