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Distribution of improved seeds and chemical fertilizers to farmers

Mon Oct 24, 1:15 pm

Hundreds of farmers are distributed improved seeds and chemical fertilizers in Zabul Province.

Agriculture officials of Zabul province say:

About 170 tons of chemical fertilizers and improved seeds are distributed to farmers by the help of Provincial Reconstruction Team.

If the government continues its assistance, poppy cultivation will approach to zero in this province.

Although the recent droughts has affected Zabul province but the Agriculture Department says the department is continuing its assistance to farmers.

Bismillah Harifal head of Zabul agriculture department says:

Approximately one thousand farmers are distributed improved seeds and chemical fertilizers in center and five districts of Zabul province.

Meanwhile the farmers expressing satisfaction by this assistance said improved seeds have positive impact over high yield.

The farmers say that if government continues its assistance to farmers, poppy cultivation will decrease to zero.

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