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    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.


    Official says can’t take on land-grabbers

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): More than 4,500 acres of state-owned land was grabbed over the past few years by influential individuals and warlords in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday.


    Work on a canal project launched in Takhar

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Up to 1,250 acres of land would be irrigated with the construction of a canal in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Monday.


    Need for better water management stressed

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan needs better water management to cushion drought effects, an official told a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) gathering in Kabul on Thursday.

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    Kunduz rice production up by 54,000 tonnes

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Rice production in northern Kunduz province has increased by 54,000 tonnes this year, with growers complain of low prices.


    Agricultural education centre opens in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Education Ghulam FarooqWardak on Tuesday opened the National Agricultural Education Centre (NAEC), a Dutch-funded project that trains Afghan teachers for the agricultural sector.


    Paktika farmers seek training, saffron seeds

    SHARAN (PAN): Farmers in southeastern Paktika province want the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to provide saffron seeds and training programmes for them.