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Farmers in Bala Murghab Expand Irrigable Land, Leave Flood Woes Behind

Kot is a strategically located district in Nangarhar province. The population of more than 160,000 people is mostly involved in agriculture sector. The district's high fertility soil enables the…  


Rural Farmers Make Good Profits at the Agricultural Fair in Kabul

Commemorating the start of the Afghan New Year 1400, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) organized the annual Farmers’ Festival followed by four-day Spring Agricultural Fair…  


Renewable Energy Lights Up Dar-i Noor

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL); the United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL); and UN Development Programme in Afghanistan have…  


Rural Communities Livelihoods Protection

Kot is a strategically located district in Nangarhar province. The population of more than 160,000 people is mostly involved in agriculture sector. The district's high fertility soil enables the…  


Exploring Potential Foreign Markets Paves the Way for New Exports for Afghan Traders

Afghanistan’s finest home-grown fruits and vegetables are in demand across the world. Although some Afghan food processors and traders know how to properly store, sort, grade and package their…  


Growing Stronger and Stronger

Opium poppy cultivation is a double-edged sword for farmers in Afghanistan. The crop is highly labour-intensive, linked to criminal enterprises, corruption, and can have corrosive social consequences.…  


Going Green Helps Farmers to Prosper

Afghan farmers in the remote areas of the western Farah province face multiple and severe challenges to their livelihood. Frequent droughts and a lack of proper irrigation systems, along with the…  


Greenhouse Brings Income and Hope to a Struggling Village Family

Water does not reach the hills of Nangarhar, where the ground is barren and stony and life is harsh. 48 years ago, in the small village of Kuz Metakhil, local farmer Sawri was born into a country on…  


Greenhouses: A Ray of Hope for Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan

Poppy cultivation involves a highly labor-intensive process requiring entire families to work, causing not only physical, but mental fatigue. Despite the hard work, the harvest still does not earn…  

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