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    Paktia apple gardeners seek access to market

    GARDEZ (PAN): A number of apple orchard owners in southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday complained they sold the fruit each time for a very low rate in the absence of a proper market.


    Farmers demand saffron cultivation training

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Demanding saffron cultivation training, farmers say they will grow the lucrative crop next year because pilot projects had positive results in southern Ghazni province.


    Herat growers to get wheat seed, fertilisers

    HERAT CITY (PAN): As many as 6,000 farmers in western Herat provinces would receive improved wheat seed and chemical fertilisers, an agricultural official promised on Tuesday.


    ERC ready to deal with winter disasters

    KABUL (PAN): The Emergency Response Committee (ERC) on Saturday said two million individuals would be vulnerable to winter calamities, asserting its readiness to deal with possible disasters. 


    Sari Pul lacks irrigation water, school buildings

    SARI PUL CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Sari Pul province on Monday said they have been facing numerous problems due to lack irrigation water and education facilities.


    Barikab declared first agro-economic zone

    KABUL (PAN): Barikab district was selected as a first-ever agricultural economic zone project in the country in a move that would boost Afghanistan’s exports by 40 percent, officials said on Wednesday.


    Uruzgan farmers get wheat seeds, fertiliser

    TIRINKOT (PAN): The process of distributing improved wheat seeds and chemical fertiliser to 3,000 farmers was set in motion in central Uruzgan province on Monday, officials said.


    3-day agro exhibitions begins in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A three-day exhibition of agricultural and dairy products began in the central province of Bamyan on Sunday, officials said. The initiative is aimed at finding market for these products.


    3-fold increase in Takhar onion yield

    TALOQAN (PAN): The onion production in northern Takhar province registered a three-fold increase in 2013, compared with last year’s yield, earning farmers more than 560 million afghanis (about $5 million).


    Strategic grain reserve inaugurated in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock on Tuesday inaugurated Afghanistan’s first Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR) in Kabul.