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    Afghanistan exports above 4 tonnes saffron last year: Rahimi

    KABUL (PAN): Claiming increase in saffron cultivation in Afghanistan, the agriculture minister said on Friday more than four tonnes of saffron were exported last year.


    Taliban eradicate poppies in Kunar

    JALALABAD (PAN): Taliban insurgents have started a poppy-eradicating campaign in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Nimroz livestock farmers hit by drought

    ZARANJ (PAN): Thousands of household animals have died as a result of drought that hit agricultural lands in the Kang district of southwestern Nimroz province, residents and officials said on Thursday.


    IFAD pledges $58m in aid to Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) would provide $58 million in aid to Afghanistan over the next six years for an agriculture project to improve food security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday.


    Baghlan fish-farming project completed

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): A fish farm was built and work on an irrigation project launched in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, officials said.


    Spring tree plantation drive launched in Andar

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): About 5,2800 seedlings would be planted as part of a spring tree plantation drive that got underway in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, an official said.


    Vegetable cultivation on the rise in Laghman

     JALALABAD (PAN): The cultivation of vegetables in the eastern province of Laghman has been increased over the past few years, an official said on Tuesday.


    Helmand begins spring tree-plantation drive

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Governor Mohammad Naeem on Wednesday inaugurated a spring tree-plantation drive aimed at growing this year 550 ornamental grass nurseries, including 350 in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province.


    90pc of Herat saffron yield exported

     HERAT CITY (PAN): The agriculture department on Sunday said that 90 percent of saffron produced in western Herat province had been exported to foreign countries during the outgoing year.


    Saffron projects succeed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): After the successful conduct of pilot projects, saffron seeds are being distributed to growers in nearly a dozen districts of southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday.