The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Afghanistan’s agriculture should be modernized, minister

KABUL: The Acting Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Mawlavi Ataullah Omari met with the Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Elizabeth Bechdol, here in Kabul, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Speaking about the development of agriculture, irrigation and livestock sectors and the needs of Afghan farmers and ranchers, Mawlavi Omari said several decades of conflicts in Afghanistan have caused the farmers to lag behind the caravan of the world’s agricultural development; therefore, Afghan farmers should be familiarized with new agricultural tools and technologies, according to the statement. “Provision of farmers with the necessary training, researching on water detection, soil, vegetation and air in each region, providing agricultural equipment and technology, combating animal and plant diseases and pests, marketing products, processing, packaging, preparing animal feed, managing natural resources, land reform and water management are essential points for the developing of the agriculture sector and the world should help us in the ground,” the statement quoted Omari as saying. Assuring the cooperation of FAO with Afghan farmers, Elizabeth Bechdol said familiarizing and equipping the farmers with modern agriculture is one of our responsibilities and we are making more efforts in this field, the statement added. “The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has always been one of the permanent partners of Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, which helps the country’s farmers and ranchers in various sectors in coordination with the ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock,” the statement quoted Behold as saying. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.