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Lack of agriculture mechanization expanded poverty in Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: May 5, 2015)

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Ahamd Zia Masood, President’s special representatives in reforms and good governance declared that the lack of mechanization of agriculture in Afghanistan has expanded the scope of poverty.

President’s special representatives in reforms and good governance stated that the government has effective plans for the agriculture growth.

Despite more than eighty percent of people are involved in agriculture and livestock in the country but President’s special representative criticized the agriculture system in the country.

“Until now, there have not been any particular attention to agriculture. We won’t approach to self-sufficiency as long as we do not have a mechanized agriculture system.” Ahamd Zia Masood said.

He also noted that the number of skilled and professional workers in the country is less and the previous government has failed to send our Afghan unemployed youths to different countries for vocational training.

In the meantime, officials in the ministry of public work affairs also stated that they have new plans to implement.

Nasrin Orya Khail, minister of public work said, “We have taken new plans in agriculture and other careers within the country and outside the country.”

This comes as president special representative emphasized that Afghan merchants and traders in the foreign countries are ready to invest in agriculture sector in Afghanistan but better conditions should be provided for their investments.
Reported by Nematullah Ahmadi



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