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Agriculture

1st phase of SNaPP2 launched at a cost of $56 million

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Feb 14, 2016 - 09:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first five-year phase of an agriculture development programme, Support to National Priority Proggramme 2 (SNaPP2), was launched on Saturday by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at a cost of $56 million.
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Takharis cut imported chicken meat consumption by half

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Feb 10, 2016 - 16:35
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Takhar province have reduced by “50 percent” consumption of imported chicken meat after some poultry farms were established in the province, an official said on Wednesday. Agriculture Department Head...
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Saffron yield in Herat soars by 25pc to 4 tonnes

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Feb 09, 2016 - 18:36
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): More than four tonnes of saffron spice were produced in 2015 in western Herat province, indicating a 25 percent increase over 2014, agriculture officials said on Tuesday. Because of the higher yield of saffron in the province,...
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Governor orders halt to forest cutting in Nangarhar

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Feb 06, 2016 - 18:38
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Launching a spring tree plantation campaign, the governor on Saturday said he had directed district and police chiefs of some districts to prevent forests from being cut down. One and a half million trees both fruit bearing and...
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Tree plantation drive kicks off in Helmand

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Jan 31, 2016 - 17:57
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Some 72,000 fruit and ornamental saplings are being planted as part of a plantation drive kicked off on Saturday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said. Helmand Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Agriculture farm for women launched in Kandahar

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Jan 28, 2016 - 18:32
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of an agricultural farm was laid on Thursday by the women’s affairs minister after arriving in the southern province of Kandahar.
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4,500 families find access to drinking, irrigation water

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Jan 25, 2016 - 17:52
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Drinking and irrigation water problem of 4,500 families has been resolved with the digging out of a spring and the construction of an eight-kilomentre water canal in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.
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Afghan agro products on show in Berlin International Green Week

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Jan 25, 2016 - 15:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fruits of Afghanistan were put in the exhibition of foods and agricultural products in the International Green Week Berlin, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Monday. Afghanistan has showcased its...
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WB to provide $128 grant for Naghlu dam, water management

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Jan 24, 2016 - 18:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank would provide $128 million in aid grant to Afghanistan for water management and reconstruction of the Naghlu dam under agreements signed on Sunday in Kabul, officials said.
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Soybean production doubles in Afghanistan this year

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Jan 24, 2016 - 17:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): This year was a record breaking for soybean production in Afghanistan, when farmers produced 4,000 metric tonnes of soybean, registering 100 percent increase in comparison to last year’s harvest. The record production was a result...
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Lemon production increases in Takhar

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Jan 19, 2016 - 17:34
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The lemon production has increased following the establishment of more lemon orchards in the northern province of Takhar, an official said on Tuesday. Most of the new lemon orchards have been established in Yangi Qala, Khwaja...
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2,000 Paktika farmers get improved wheat seeds

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Jan 18, 2016 - 18:44
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Improved quality wheat seeds weighing 110 tonnes have been distributed to nearly 2,000 famers in the southeastern province of Paktika, the governor said on Monday.
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Balkh farmers concerned about lack of rain, snow

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Jan 13, 2016 - 16:50
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Farmers in northern Balkh province say they are concerned their crops yield could get affected due to insufficient rains this winter, but officials dismissed their worries. “Currently, the crops do not need water, but if...
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Nangahar’s canal land lease pacts to be probed

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Jan 07, 2016 - 16:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The agriculture and livestock minister on Thursday said he would investigate long-term lease contracts for land plots part of the canal project in eastern Nangarhar province. Asadullah Zameer told this to a gathering at the...
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Kapisa pomegranate growers happy with bumper crop

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Dec 24, 2015 - 16:11
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Pomegranate farmers in central Kapisa province, happy with this year’s bumper crop, say sales of the fruit have brought them higher incomes.
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Govt urged to introduce Dr. Abdul Wakeel Award

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Dec 24, 2015 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government was asked on Thursday to introduce a new award to acknowledge the meritorious services former agriculture ministerDr. Abdul Wakeel. Dr. Abdul Wakeel, who was born in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak...
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Balkh farmers return to poppies after 6 years

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Dec 21, 2015 - 18:49
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Six years ago, the northern Balkh province was declared as a poppy-free province but this year the banned crop has been widely cultivated in some districts. The poppy crop has been cultivated in Chamtal, Charbolak,...
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War-affected farmers in Kunduz receive forage

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Dec 21, 2015 - 16:42
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The forage distribution process benefitting more than 1000 war-affected famers in northern Kunduz province has been set in motion, officials said on Monday. A total of 100 tonnes of animal feed would be distributed to the...
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Japan pledges $13.5m to help develop Afghan irrigation

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Dec 19, 2015 - 18:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan would provide Afghanistan more than $13.5 million in aid to help develop irrigation system and increase rice production in some provinces under a contract signed on Saturday. The contract was signed between Afghan Agriculture...
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$35m worth projects launched on Helmand research farm

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Dec 17, 2015 - 22:43
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Renovation of an agricultural research farm was launched on Thursday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said. The Bolan Research Farm in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, would be renovated at a cost of $35...
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