Afghan provincial administration distributed improved seed and fertiliser to nearly 16,000 farmers in Afghanistan’s northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday.
The Provincial Head for Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Qari Abadullah Ansar, said “using improved seed and fertiliser in farmlands would have a positive impact.
“Therefore, we began distribution of the agricultural materials to the farmers in the provincial capital Shiberghan and all the districts of the province.
“The package includes 800 tons of improved seed of wheat and 1,600 tons of chemical fertiliser and is distributed among 15,863 farmers across the province today’’.
Welcoming the step, local farmer Gul Agha told Xinhua, “we have suffered due to consecutive drought over the past years.
“ We need more support’’.
The farmer added that he hoped to harvest desired grain after using the improved seed this time.
The Taliban-run caretaker government has promised to support farmers in boosting agricultural products and irrigating more than 600,000 hectares of land.
The promise was made to the northern Balkh province and the neighbouring Jawzjan and Faryab provinces.
The assistance is supposed to last for the next five years.
By Agency news