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Agriculture

Natural disasters damage Helmand wheat crop: Farmers

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Mar 30, 2015 - 15:46
LASHKARGAH (PAJHWOK): A number of farmers on Monday complained that natural disasters including attacks by insects affected ready wheat crop in southern Helmand province. Muhammad Hussain, a farmer at Naqilabad area of Nad Ali district, said his...
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Drought damages Nimroz crops, forcing displacement

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Mar 29, 2015 - 11:45
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The falling level of water in Helmand River has damaged 50 percent of crops and forced displacement of families in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday. Livestock and agriculture officials said the decreasing...
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Powerful loggers smuggling timber to Pakistan

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Mar 28, 2015 - 19:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): A civil society group, Khatiz Public Health Association (KPHA), on Saturday asked the government to amend the law on forests and direct ambassadors in neighbouring countries to prevent illegal timber smuggling from Afghanistan,
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Growers in north demand access to market

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Mar 26, 2015 - 17:42
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Farmers in the northern zone on Thursday demanded the government construct more storage facilities and explore market for their products.
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7 million saplings to be planted in Bamyan this year

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Mar 25, 2015 - 17:11
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Around seven million saplings would be planted this year in central Bamyan province, officials said on Wednesday.
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Nangarhar to have more greenhouses, cold storages

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Mar 24, 2015 - 19:46
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More greenhouses and cold storages for agricultural produce are being built to improve the sector in eastern Nangarahar province, a senior official said on Tuesday
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3,100 fruit orchards grown in north in 3 months

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Mar 24, 2015 - 19:17
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): More than 3,000 fruit orchards have been established over the past three months in five northern provinces under the Agriculture Ministry’s National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), an official said on Tuesday.
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Farmers’ Day marked in Kabul, 3 other provinces

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Mar 22, 2015 - 18:14
KABUL/AIBAK (Pajhwok): Farmers’ Day was observed on Sunday with exhibitions and concerts in Kabul, Samangan, Herat and Paktika provinces.
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Pistachio cultivated on 11,000 acres of land in Samangan

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Mar 16, 2015 - 18:48
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Improved pistachio seeds have been cultivated on 11,500 acres of land at a cost of $460,000 in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday
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No option but to grow poppies, say Ghor farmers (Video)

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Mar 14, 2015 - 19:07
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics department of western Ghor province on Saturday confirmed it had not provided incentives to farmers to discourage poppy cultivation. A number of growers argued they had to cultivate illicit poppies because...
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No option but to grow poppies, say Ghor farmers

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Mar 14, 2015 - 13:00
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): The counternarcotics department of western Ghor province on Saturday confirmed it had not provided incentives to farmers to discourage poppy cultivation.
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31 water reservoirs built in Samangan

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Mar 04, 2015 - 20:20
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on 31 water reservoirs has been completed to resolve water shortage issue for orchards spreading over 130 acres of land in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Abdul Majid Khirkhwa, in...
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Mechanism to deal with droughts being evolved

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Feb 24, 2015 - 19:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): With drought gripping at least 160 districts in the country, the government is working on a mechanism to reach out to the hardest-hit areas with relief activities, said the president’s special representative on good governance and reforms on Tuesday.
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Tajikistan to buy Takhar seedlings in large quantity

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Feb 24, 2015 - 17:56
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of thousands of fruit and ornamental tree seedlings are to be exported to neighbouring Tajikistan from northern Takhar province this year, an official said on Tuesday. Agriculture and Livestock director Mohammad Salim...
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1 million saplings to be planted in Kabul

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Feb 24, 2015 - 17:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): As saplings plantation campaign has been underway in parts of the country, an official of the environment protection agency said on Tuesday that his department was all set to plant one million trees in the capital Kabul from tomorrow (Wednesday).
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Officials allowed us to grow poppy: Helmand farmers

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Feb 23, 2015 - 17:55
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Farmers claim local officials have allowed them to cultivate poppy crops in their fields in return for money in southern Helmand province, the world’s leading opium producing region.
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Long draught leads to decline in wheat crop

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Feb 23, 2015 - 17:38
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The long spell of draught forced farmers not to cultivate wheat on their 10,000 hectares of land in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.
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Nimroz spring plantation drive kicked-off

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Feb 16, 2015 - 17:22
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The spring tree plantation campaign began officially in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Monday
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Spring tree plantation drive kicks off in Nangarhar

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Feb 07, 2015 - 15:24
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): With the arrival of spring , a tree plantation drive in eastern Nangarhar province was kicked off on Saturday, with the governor urging people to pay special attention to protect the environment.
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200 raisin-processing plants being installed in 9 provinces

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Feb 03, 2015 - 14:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Up to 200 raisin-processing plants will be installed in nine provinces under the Agriculture Ministry’s National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), officials said on Tuesday.
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