3,000 Tonnes Wheat Seed, Fertilizer Delivered To Afghan Farmers

Zaranj, January 1, 2008 (Pajhwok Afghan News): More than 2,000 Afghan farmers received some 3,000 tonnes of improved wheat seeds and fertilizers in the southwestern Nimroz province on Monday.

Director of the Agriculture Department Muhammad Alim told Pajhwok Afghan News the main aim of supplying improved wheat and fertilizers to farmers of Khashrod, Chghnasoor and Charburjak districts is to increase the agricultural growth and to discourage poppy cultivation in the area.

He added a 50-kilogram bag of improved grain and two bags of fertilizer (DAP) were given to each farmer.

The seed and fertilizer was provided by a Non Government Organisation named VARA to the agriculture department, he said.