2020-10-18 › Increase in Figs Production in Herat, Kandahar & Faryab
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation
and Livestock (MAIL) announced fig production has increased in Kandahar, Herat
and Faryab provinces this year.
Herat agriculture department has
noticed a 30 percent increase in the production of figs. Bashir Ahmad, head of
agricultural affairs at Herat agriculture department, said: “There are 370
hectares of figs garden in Herat, and nearly 8 thousand metric tons of figs
have been harvested so far this year.”
Meanwhile, Faryab province
has produced 378 tons of figs this year, which shows a 5% increase from last
According to provincial head
of agriculture in Faryab, Abdul Kabir Farzam, nearly 5.36 hectares of figs
garden are located in Faryab. He added that commercial gardens of figs are not
currently available in the province. Gardeners in the province nurture about 20
to 30 fig trees in their gardens.
department has witnessed a 10 percent increase in figs production this year.
About 30 thousand tons of
figs have been harvested from 3 thousand fig gardens in Kandahar, according to Sayed
Hafez Sayedi, head of Kandahar agriculture and livestock department.
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