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Agriculture

Clashes loom, Kandahar pomegranate harvest in trouble

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Oct 28, 2020 - 18:27
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of Arghandab district of Kandahar province say hundreds of Taliban militants have arrived in the district and have launched coordinated attacks on Afghan forces there. On the other hand, security forces say they...
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Kandahar pomegranate yield up, exports down

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Oct 22, 2020 - 15:41
KANADAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pomegranate production in southern Kandahar province has increased this year but the juicy fruit’s exports have declined, officials and orchard-owners say.
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75pc of Samangan grapes exported to Pakistan

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Oct 19, 2020 - 15:30
AIBAK (Pajhwok): This year’s grape harvest showed 28 percent increase over last year’s produce in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Osman Hanafi, the provincial agriculture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that this...
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Ghazni produces above 2,000 metric tons of prunes

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Sep 26, 2020 - 17:04
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): More than 2,000 metric tons of plums have been harvested from 260 orchards in southern Ghazni province, agriculture officials said on Saturday. Abdul Wali Kochi, Ghazni's director of agriculture, said there were four varieties...
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US agencies renew support to Afghanistan's agriculture sector

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Sep 25, 2020 - 16:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Agency for International Development ( USAID ), US Department of Agriculture and the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) has renewed its commitment to support Afghanistan ’s agriculture sector. The US agencies pledged...
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First time alivera cultivation brings smile to Nangarharis

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Sep 09, 2020 - 22:32
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Canal Department officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said alivera plants cultivated on 30 acres of land produced yield in two months. They said the plant being harvested was cultivated in the province for the...
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‘Locally produced dates sold in traditional manner’

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Sep 06, 2020 - 18:43
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dates harvested from the Canal area in eastern Nangarhar province has been sold traditionally in the market due lack of required equipment, technology and facilities. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has planted around 2,800 trees...
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Canal garden to produce 6 tons of dates this year

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Aug 23, 2020 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Date harvest at the canal’s garden in eastern Nangarhar province is estimated to reach six tons --- four times up compared to last year’s yield, an official said Sunday. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has planted around 2,800...
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50pc of saffron harvest not exported this year

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Aug 20, 2020 - 16:18
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Saffron Farmers Association in western Herat province on Thursday said around 50 percent of saffron produced in the province this year could not be exported abroad. Bashir Ahmad Rashidi, the Afghanistan Saffron farmers’...
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Khost farmers get machines to dry fruits, vegetables

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Aug 12, 2020 - 17:11
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Agriculture and Livestock department on Wednesday distributed fruit and vegetable drying machines to a number of male and female farmers in southeastern Khost province. According to officials, the solar-powered machines...
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Paktia’s environment well suits saffron cultivation

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Aug 06, 2020 - 17:36
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Agriculture officials say like other crops the yield of saffron plant was also satisfactory in southeastern Paktia province this year. Over the past three years, saffron is cultivated in Zurmat district and agriculture officials...
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Greenhouse culture gains momentum in Laghman

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Jul 14, 2020 - 16:43
مهترلام (پژواک، ۲۳ چنګاښ ۹۹): په لغمان ولایت کې د شنو خونو دودېدو نه یواځې د ځایي کروند ګرو او خلکو اقتصاد پیاوړی کړی، بلکې د کابل په ګډون د ګڼ شمېر ولایتونو د سبزیجاتو اړتیاوې یې هم پوره کړې دي.
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Melon yield jumps in Kunduz this year

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Jul 12, 2020 - 20:36
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The yield of melon increased in northern Kunduz province this year amid complaints about lack of buyers. Jabar, a grower in Chahardara district, told Pajhwok Afghan News he collected 30,000 afghanis gross income from his half...
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Paktika pine nut yield crosses 14,000 tons

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Jul 06, 2020 - 20:18
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Southeastern Paktika province produced more than 14,000 tons of pine nut this year, an official said on Monday. Paktika Agriculture Director Abubakar Sediqi told Pajhwok Afghan News the pine nut yield was record high this season...
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Badghis pistachio harvest to double this year

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Jul 05, 2020 - 19:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture , Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Sunday said pistachio harvest in western Badghis province would reach 34,000 tons -- double compared to last year’s.
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Agriculture Cooperatives financially sound, says ministry

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Jul 04, 2020 - 16:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The economic and financial condition of Agriculture Cooperatives has improved nation-wide compared to their situation four years back and their number surged from 30 to 159 cooperatives, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Saturday...
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Work on 1,220 facilities for agriculture products storage begins

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Jun 11, 2020 - 15:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture has launched work on the construction of over 1,220 infrastructure projects at the cost of 376 million afghanis in 11 provinces, according to a statement on Thursday. The scheme included the construction...
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Kunduz watermelon harvest to cross100,000 tons

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Jun 10, 2020 - 17:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The provincial agriculture department of northeastern Kunduz predicts over 100,000 tons of watermelon harvest in the province this solar year . Kunduz agriculture director Abdul Hadi Qarlaq said the climate this year more suited...
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‘16,000 storage facilities for agriculture products being built’

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Jun 10, 2020 - 16:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture and livestock is building 16,000 agriculture infrastructural facilities this year at the cost of eight billion afghanis, an official said on Wednesday. Addressing lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga , Deputy...
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First-ever agriculture laboratory opens in Kandahar

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Jun 09, 2020 - 18:19
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A foreign-based Afghan investor has opened first of its kind agricultural laboratory in southern Kandahar province. Eng. Samay Noori, who received education in agriculture in a foreign country, is the founder of the...
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