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    Samangan grapes yield sees huge boost

    AIBAK (PAN): Grapes production in the Feroz Nakhchar district of northern Samangan province has increased to 6,000 tonnes in 2012 from last year’s figure of 5,000 tonnes, officials said on Sunday.



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    13-fold increase in Samangan wheat reap

    AIBAK (PAN): Wheat production in northern Samangan province has increased 13 times compared to last year’s yield, officials said on Sunday.



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    USAID pledges $65m for Afghan agriculture projects

    KABUL (PAN): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged funding agriculture research and extension projects worth $65 million to be implemented in Afghanistan’s seven zones, the agriculture minister said on Saturday.



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    Agriculture research centre being built in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Construction work on an agriculture research and training centre, a $3 million project, was launched in central Parwan province on Tuesday.



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    In Nuristan, ruthless deforestation continues

    JALALABAD (PAN): Ruthless deforestation continues unchecked in eastern Nuristan province, with timber being smuggled to neighbouring Pakistan, officials and residents claim.



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    Bamyan farmers eyeing bumper potato yield

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Potato production is expected to increase by 30,000 tonnes this year in central Bamyan province due to favourable weather and the successful control of crop diseases, officials said.



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    Kandahar farmers happy over high grape yield

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Grapes production in southern Kandahar province is experiencing a high output this season, with prices soaring despite limited export facilities, say orchard owners and fruit merchants.



    Kandahar farmers happy over high grape yield

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Grapes production in southern Kandahar province is experiencing a high output this season, with prices soaring despite limited export facilities, say orchard owners and fruit m

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    Water scarcity affects wheat yield in Ghazni

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): With no alternative income sources, farmers in southern Ghazni province are grappling with poor wheat yield this year due to a lack of seasonal rains. 



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    Pests attack Khak-i-Jabar orchards

    KABUL (PAN): Agricultural pests have destroyed thousands of fruits trees in the Khak-i-Jabar district of central Kabul province, with residents fearing the disease -- if not tackled soon -- could damage more orchards.