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.
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.
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.
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Rice production in northern Kunduz province has increased by 54,000 tonnes this year, with growers complain of low prices.
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.
SHARAN (PAN): Farmers in southeastern Paktika province want the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to provide saffron seeds and training programmes for them.
KHOST CITY/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): The distribution of improved varieties of wheat seed began in southeastern Khost and southern Ghazni provinces was started on Saturday, officials said.
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Some farmers of southern Helmand province on Tuesday warned of a return to poppy cultivation if a market was not found for their cotton yield.
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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