Dry land suitable for cultivation: Agriculture Ministry
Wed Jul 18, 12:44 pm
The officials at the ministry of agriculture say that their research shows that dry lands are suitable for the cultivation of various crops, cereals and fruits.
The research began two years ago with the cooperation of foreign experts and now that research has been completed, deputy agriculture ministry Abdul Ghani Ghoryani told a news conference on Tuesday.
The Deputy Minister Ghoryani said the research was centered on about 207 hectares of dry land in Kabul and northern Jawzjan province.
He said such similar research studies would also be executed in four other zones of the country.
He added if the dry lands were cultivated and watered correctly in order to meet country production requirements, the farmers could also cultivate fruits, vegetables and cereals on them.
A number of farmers after seeing the research results said from now the rain-fed cultivation would be easy for the farmers.
Afghanistan has many dry lands, and millions of hectares of land have remained unused.
According to the economists, agriculture is one of the important sectors for the future growth of the economy. They say a strong mechanism and proper marketing of domestic production can make the country self-sufficient in providing for its own economic growth.