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3-day domestic products expo opens in Pul-i-Khumri

3-day domestic products expo opens in Pul-i-Khumri

Mar 27, 2019 - 19:01

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A three-day exhibition showcasing domestic products kicked off in the capital of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday in connection with Farmers Day.

Abdul Gheyas Seddiqi, agricultureinfo-icon director of Baghlan, at the expo opening ceremony, said sauce, pepper, okra, dried melon, onion, pickles, jam, dried squash, vegetables, pear, pomegranate, apple, almond, pistachio, yogurt, improved seeds and others were on the display.

He said the market for domestic products in Baghlan had improved compared to the past and would get even better with implementation of new agricultural programs this new year.

Seddiqi said the agriculture department grew fruit orchards on 600 acres of land last year and their production was significant.

Baghlan governor Abdul Hai Niamati also said agricultural products had increased in the province compared to the past.

“The security situation in agricultural areas of Baghlan is good which has a positive impact on farms”, he said.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Alam, a farmer, said he opened a factory of animals feed a year ago.

“The agriculture department gave me 500,000 afghanis and I opened this factory, I sell animal feed to farmers at a cheap price,” he said.

He welcomed the exhibition and said such programs could help improve the market for their produce.

Gul Mohammad Rassoul, another farmer, said he grew tomatoes on his land.

“I have also opened a tomato paste factory and have displayed my products in this exhibition, many people liked them,” he added.

According to local agriculture officials, Baghlan stands second in agricultural production after Kunduz in the northern region and 85 percent of its population is associated with farming.

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