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Afghan Horticulture on Display

Afghan Horticulture on DisplayAfghan Horticulture on Display

 A three-day-long international agriculture exhibition kicked off on Wednesday in Kabul to showcase agro products, promote market opportunity and improve relationships between producers and agro-dealers.

More than 200 companies displayed hundreds of agro-products grown in Afghanistan and some other countries to attract Afghan and foreign traders and processors, Afghanistan Times quoted the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Mohammad Asif Rahimi as saying.

The Kabul International AG-FAIR 2014, organized in Badam-Bagh, was facilitated by the ministry of agriculture with financial and technical support of the European Union and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Badam-Bagh expo was open to the citizens on Thursday and Friday (September 25, and 26), where at least 70,000 visited the Agro fair.


Plants and plant production, horticulture, fruit-growing, vegetable gardening, plant protection, veterinary medicine, organic agriculture, organic products and technologies, and consulting services and information booths were set up by different companies.

It was the 14th international agro-exhibition that has been organized in Kabul by the ministry of agriculture, he said.

Main objectives of the function was to showcase agriculture products of Afghan producers and farmers as part of the efforts to promote agriculture sector and businesses. It will also enable the producers and farmers to share their experiences with participants.

Asking citizens to use Afghan products, Rahimi emphasized that agriculture sector has improved in different areas, where now the products were being sent abroad, packing and producing processes were standardized and more important the quality of products is getting better day by day.