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Food production receives Japanese support

In a ceremony at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, the Japanese and UN/FAO -supported “Programme for Increase of Agricultural Production by the Improvement of Productivity (Phase Ⅲ)” and related documentation were signed into effect by Livestock; H.E Deputy Minister Abdul Ghani Ghoriani, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, H.E. Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi; Mr. Yoshikazu Yamada, the Resident Representative of JICA’s Afghanistan Office; and Dr. Ousmane Guindo, FAO Representative in Afghanistan. Through the program, Japan will supply wheat seed, assorted vegetable seeds and pulses, with fertilizers to farmers in Saripul, Bamiyan, Ghor,and Ningarhar provinces. UN/FAO will provide technical support. More than 80,000 families are projected to benefit from increased yields as a result.