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Baghlan farmers say face losses instead of profit each year

Baghlan farmers say face losses instead of profit each year

May 26, 2020 - 20:55

PUL-i-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Farmers in northern Baghlan province say they sell their products at a low price due to lack of proper management in the field of agricultureinfo-icon.

Abdul Jamil, a grower in Pul-i-Khumri City, told Pajhwok Afghan News that he annually cultivated tomato, onion, fresh vegetables and watermelons, but received no profit.

“We the farmers strive a lot on cultivation every year but their prices go very low during the harvest time and as a result we face losses,” he added.

He said he had cultivated onion on 15 acres of land and when harvested the crop, he sold a seven kilograms for 30 afghanis due to lack of cold storages. He suffered losses instead of profit.

Naeemuddin, an orchard owner, said last year grapes did not meet its expenses.

Other farmers held similar views and expressed their problems.

Abdul Ghias Sidiqi, agriculture director, told Pajhwok that advices had been given to farmers about their production last year and some programs were also held for them.

In order to address farmers’ problems, he said work on 300 cold storages kicked off last week.

Sidiqi said orchards had been established on 4,500 hectares of land and 70 percent of them were ready for production.



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