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Herat grape yield to go up by 20 percent, predicts MAIL

Herat grape yield to go up by 20 percent, predicts MAIL

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Jul 05, 2017 - 14:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Wednesday predicted grape production in western Herat province would increase by 20 percent this year.

A statement from MAIL quoted experts as expecting the production of Herat grapes soaring to 110 tonnes in 2017, compared to 95 tonnes last year.

It said 19,774 acres of land in Herat had been sown with grapes, mostly in Injil, Guzra, Pashtuninfo-icon Zarghoon and Oba districts.

The statement said 139 types of grapes had been grown on test farms in Herat as part of efforts to boost grape yield across the country.

Herat grapes are popular in the country due to their high quality and taste. MAIL has built 300 raisin houses so far in the province. In Herat, 256,000 people are dependent on farming, with 150,000 busy in gardening.

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