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Almond yield in Kunduz registers 7-fold increase

Almond yield in Kunduz registers 7-fold increase

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Aug 14, 2016 - 14:52

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Almond production in northern Kunduz province has increased seven times last year, bringing growers higher incomes, agricultureinfo-icon and livestock officials say.

Agriculture Director Addul Basir Faqiri told Pajhwok Afghan News almond yield Imaminfo-icon Sahib, Chardara, Khanabad, Qala-i-Zal districts and other parts was used as a yardstick to quantify the overall production level.

Thanks to favourableweather conditionsand abundant water availability in the province, the yield surged by 50%. The produce collected will be dispatched to markets inside and outside the country.

Khan Mohammad, a farmer from Chardara district, said several varietieslike Tarbayee, Khairudini, Shakorbayee, Qambari, Maroji, Sandoqi, Kaghazi and Sangak were grown in his area.

Shopkeeper Fareed said Kunduz’s almonds were sold in Kabulinfo-icon and abroad. The dried fruit is exported to Pakistaninfo-icon, India and Iran, with the price of per seven kilograms ranging between 2,000 afghanis and 8,000 afghanis in Kunduz.

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