Agriculture and food in Afghanistan

Afghanistan agriculture statistics

Number of agricultural advertisements in Afghanistan:3 ads
Number of agricultural events in Afghanistan:0 events
Number of agricultural companies in Afghanistan:79 companies

Afghanistan agriculture, farming and food

Afghanistan land and agriculture

Arable land in Afghanistan in 2019 was reported at 8 million hectares. The agriculture sector plays a large role in the Afghan economy and has been crucial for its growth. For example, 70% of Afghans live or work on farms which means that about one-third (34%) rely on farming as their primary source of income; 61 percent households derive most household's revenue from cultivating crops like cotton, corn/maize etc., pastureland such agricultural produce contributes significantly towards poverty reduction efforts through employment opportunities it also helps increase productivity levels so they can go up even more than before. In more normal times, the most important elements of Afghanistan's gross domestic product (GDP) are agriculture and animal husbandry. Afghanistan is a country in the Middle East that has been plagued by war for many years. In fact, only one-eighth of their total land area can be considered arable due to its rugged terrain made up mostly from mountains and steppes. Poppy cultivation has had a heavy toll on food production in Afghanistan. Poppies are only grown in the country's south and east. Prior to when poppy became widespread across much of Afghani soil there was more diversity between types or grains being produced including wheat as its chief product followed closely by corn (maize), rice & barley amongst others but with cotton also playing an important role within this region when it comes down textile industry. Afghanistan's arid climate makes accessing water an issue for much of its landmass; however with half being used for irrigation purposes. The production of fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock has great potential to create more sustainable jobs for farmers if they are provided with technical knowledge as well financial support. Commercial horticulture products like certified organic produce can also increase income through the sale on markets while increasing employment in related fields such as food processing which would help young people transition into these careers by providing greater opportunities at local levels. In Afghanistan, the number of farms is steadily increasing as well. In fact, modern greenhouses are being built throughout this country and people use them to grow tomatoes or cucumbers for their families in need!

Afghanistan agriculture production

The country is known for producing pomegranates, grapes, apricots and melons. It also produces opium – as much 16% or more of their economy comes from cultivation and sales within the narcotics trade. The Afghanistan's cannabis production has increased tenfold over recent years due mainly to a rise in domestic demand which makes it one of the most lucrative cash crops globally at this time around! The production of wheat, rice, barley, and maize make up 80% of Afghanistan's cerea agricultural output. Other than these staples there is a wealth in fruits and vegetables that can be grown profitably on smallholder farms thanks to their hardiness needs little water. Wheat production had grown to 5 million tonnes in 2015, nurseries held 119,000 hectares of land and grape is booming with 615 thousand metric tons. Even though Afghanistan produces 1.5 million tons of fresh fruits annually, it could be increased. In Afghanistan, you can find a variety of fruit trees that are grown and produce delicious foods such as pomegranates, grapes (including sweet melons and mulberries), apricots apples figs peaches cherries strawberries. The nation has an incredibly rich history in agriculture that dates back to ancient times when they were cultivating grapes alongside other staple crops. In a few short years, pistachio cultivation has rapidly expanded throughout much of Afghanistan. The handful of southern provinces that grow the nut are now producing high quality nuts in large quantities for export markets such as China and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Afghanistan east is known for its famous pine nuts, while almonds are grown all over central Afghanistan and walnuts can be found throughout northern areas as well! The Afghan Bamyan Province is known for its potatoes, which are grown in the central part of Afghanistan. In 2020 this area produced about 370 tons of these delicious tubers per year on average! Afghan Nangarhar province is a haven for many fruits and vegetables, but it's also known for some other unique products. The most famous of these are lemons due to their sour tastes combined with an incredible aroma.
Afghanistan produced in 2018:
  • Afghanistan wheat production - 3.6 million tons
  • Afghanistan grape production - 984 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan potato production - 615 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan vegetable production - 591 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan watermelon production - 381 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan rice production - 352 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan melon production - 329 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan apple production - 217 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan onion production - 150 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan maize production - 106 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan barley production - 56 thousand tons
  • Afghanistan peach production - 47 thousand tons

Afghanistan Saffron production

For Afghans, the most important crop is saffron. Saffron has been a prized spice for centuries and grows primarily in Herat province of Afghanistan where it's coveted by both locals who use its flavor nuances as well as foreigners looking to add something different into their dishes or drinks . In recent years there has been more production than ever before with authorities trying hard not only replace poppy cultivation but also going after illegal traders selling fake products. Saffron cultivation and production has been steadily on the rise over recent years, with Afghanistan's saffron coming out ahead as best in class. Production reached its highest level yet (19Kg) 2019 year. One kilogram sells for $634 to $1147. The demand for saffron is on the rise, with about 4 thousand hectares of land being used to cultivate it in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan livestock production

The country of Afghanistan produces many products, but one in particular is the dairy and meat from its livestock. They also produce skins such as karakul leather or wool for export to other countries that use these goods domestically. Afghanistan is a country in Central Asia with cattle, sheep and goats. In 2000 there was a drought that killed off four-fifths of the livestock population due to lack water sources for grazing or drinking.

Agricultural and food classified in Afghanistan

Agricultural advertisements in Afghanistan, buy and sell classified ads. Agricultural products in Afghanistan, buyers, sellers, importers and exporters: fruits, vegetables, fishes, herbs, aquaculture, spices, grains and cereals, flowers, plants, meat and poultry, dairy and eggs, processed food, farm land for sale and more.

Agricultural companies in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan, Kabul

Red Star General Trading Co Ltd

Office No# 4, F No# 3 Brakat Business Center Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

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