The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.
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Smooth continued rainfall and farmers’ fruitful future hopes

“I am not the one who is pessimistic about everything and any incidents the same as some people believe nothing would happen fruitful in the future as the country has experienced long years of droughts,” said Khaleqdad as he looked happy for the still ongoing long rainfall all over the country. Years of drought had nearly disappointed thousands of the country’s farmers about the country’s future, as they saw lack of seasonal snowfall and rainfall and heavy threat to their agricultural land products, considering the past years with a harvest even not enough to feed their livestock. Khaleqdad, a resident of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province explained his deep pleasure of a bright future, as he sees this year’s continued rainfall very effective in the fertility of his future harvests, as his land was once only the area, where livestock were grazed. The last long years of droughts not only affected farmers’ harvests and products, but perished thousands of livestock across the country, where the people of the land-locked country, mostly earn their incomes from agriculture. Khaleqdad believed he would not only earn enough income from his lands in the near future, but would also take to the market the additional harvests, but this year’s continued rainfalls – however, inflecting some life and property damage to people in a number of mountainous areas – have made them hopeful for a productive future. “You see how it is raining smoothly. If god is willing, the country’s farmers will not face any shortage of wheat this year, due to continued smooth rain since the start of the [solar] year,” said Khaleqdad who smiled when looking at the marbles of rains falling from the sky. He is not only the one who expressed pleasure over the recent rainfall, after long years of drought in the country, Sadeq Khan who comes from the country’s southern Kandahar province told local media that nothing would happen wrong for the people in terms of the future agriculture products, this year. “As we predicate this year with abandoned corn harvests, particularly wheat, we are sure that nothing would happen wrong for the farmers this year. They have their lands cultivated with improved wheat seeds and would have their lands irrigated enough due to fertility of water,” he said asking the relevant organs of the Islamic Emirate to do more for the country’s farmers to make them self-sufficient in the future. “We, the farmers of Afghanistan call on the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to distribute more agricultural machineries, including tractors, ploughing tools etc. and most importantly provide appropriate markets for their products to avoid exporting them with low prices to other countries,” he continued. Northern Afghanistan is this year, expected to harvest millions of tons of wheat if saved from any harmful natural disasters, as farmers anticipate. The fertility in wheat production would also help prevent poppy cultivation and drug trafficking across the country that undermined world nations, as the Islamic Emirate has a firm plan to uproot the vicious plants countrywide. Afghanistan produces a high amount of wheat every year (if doesn’t face drought) and exports them to Pakistan, at low prices, but the neighboring country returns them at high prices, after long months of stocking them in the green storages. This is why the land-locked country is in dire need of importing thousands of tons of wheat and flour from Kazakhstan, Pakistan and other countries every year. Despite being a land-locked and mountainous country, Afghanistan, in case of countrywide peace and security, is able to produce enough wheat for both its people and export to other countries. The country, besides its other products such as dried fruits (pistachio, pine nuts…), vegetables (onions and potatoes) and fresh fruits (such as grapes, pomegranates, apples, and figs …) also produces carpets (which are currently being sold under Pakistani brands worldwide) and precious stones to other countries. The then governments of Afghanistan failed to manage the market for its own products’ benefit and do their best to sort their country’s products to have them for themselves as well as for export purposes. Also, Afghanistan – however with no water ports with other countries, but is rich in mines – can also extract its mines by employing thousands of unemployed people and using them for the development of the country. As the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has now powerfully started work on thousands of uplift projects, people are extremely eying recognition of their system to once see their country reconstructed and developed at a level to be able to compete with the neighboring and regional countries. Abu Inam Hashemi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.