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Planting for profit in Afghanistan

Ears to a good harvest
  • A new dawn
  • Ears to a good harvest
  • Bundles of joy
  • Stacks of sacks
  • The need for seed
  • Taking stock
  • Sending the super seed
  • Better seed, brighter future

Ears to a good harvest

Farmer Abdul Hamid of the remote Meyanaqad village in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan inspects his improved wheat crop. Abdul was approached by FAO to trial a new, disease-resistant wheat variety, solh 2002. He experienced a yield increase of over 50 per cent on his 0.2ha of land and now sells surplus seed to local farmers. As well as raising his income, Abdul says the improved wheat also makes tastier bread.

picture credit: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano



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