The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock reported that this year, 4.3 million tons of wheat were produced in the country, which is a thirteen percent increase compared to the previous year.
Musbahuddin Mustaeen, spokesman for the ministry, said a large amount of wheat produced was obtained from Helmand, Kandahar, Herat, and Kunduz provinces.
“This year, 2.2 million hectares of wheat land were cultivated in the country...,” said Musbahuddin Mustaeen.
Some farmers believe that to increase the amount of agricultural products in the country, the Islamic Emirate must support them.
"The problems of the farmers were lack of water and the second one was the increase in the price of chemical fertilizers, and people could not apply enough chemical fertilizers to their fields,” said a farmer.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock called for the mechanization of the country's agricultural sector. According to the officials of the chamber, investing in the mechanization of agriculture is a serious need and will make the country self-sufficient.
If other canals are created and used, like the Qosh Tepa canal, we can even export wheat production,” said Mirwais Hajizada, deputy of the chamber.
According to the information of the Ministry, Afghanistan needs more than 6.6 million tons of wheat annually, which currently imports part of its requirements from Central Asian countries.