The Afghanistan Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock (ACAL) said that Kazakhstan and Russia have shown interest in purchasing Afghan onions.
ACAL said that several Afghan trucks loaded with onions are headed to the borders bound for Central Asian States.
“Fortunately, we were able to have good exports to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and from there to Russia. This year also the markets in Russia need onions,” said Mirwais Haji Zada, head of the ACAL.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said it has new plans for the export of Afghan agriculture products.
“Now, the countries who wants to import products from Afghanistan and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock have set up a process to control the exports to prevent a crisis in the country but also to bring good income for the farmers,” said Musbahuddin Mustaeen, a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.
The farmers called on the government to provide markets for their products.
“We want the government to find a good market for our products so we can have good sales,” said Rahmullah, a farmer.