Drip irrigation system have been introduced in 24 provinces and new efforts are underway to further promote the system in the country, say officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
The system will soon be extended for use in the irrigation of gardens, said MAIL.
“We have introduced drip irrigation into 24 provinces. We started from greenhouses, at macro both levels and at homes. Now we are moving on to use the system in gardens,” the agriculture minister Assadullah Zamir said in an event on Thursday.
Farmers urged have the ministry to implement the system properly.
“The drip irrigation is good because it reaches all parts of a plant,” Zahra, a farmer in Kabul said.
"It has many advantages. The Government should develop the system. It benefits our products,” said Sher Zaman, another farmer.
Agricultural affairs analyst Yasin Farahman said the drip irrigation should replace the traditional system across the country.
“Drip irrigation is a technical system therefore all farmers cannot use it. There is a need to train farmers in the use of the system,” said Farahmand.