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Hing cultivation grows in Kunduz lately

Hing cultivation grows in Kunduz lately

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6 Apr 2023 - 19:04
Hing cultivation grows in Kunduz lately
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6 Apr 2023 - 19:04

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some farmers in northern Kunduz province have said that they started the cultivation of Asafoetida also known as hing because it proved to be profitable agriculture product.

They said that hing was a natural herbal those who cultivate it can earn good income compared to other agricultural products.

Mohammad Arif who cultivated hing on 50 acres of rain-fed land said comparing to other products, hing had decent income.

“Hings products are fair compared to wheat, barely corn and it needed little water. People in Kunduz have started cultivation of this product more,” he said.

Ahmadullah, another farmer, said hing has good income and on the bases of this reason, he had been growing this plant over the years.

He said: “Initially a small number of farmers cultivated hing but with the passage of time more farmers had started growing hing. It has good income compared to wheat, cotton and even poppy.”

Shafiullah, a hing businessman, said: “Hing is a natural herbal and we want the government to facilitate us by reviving air corridors to European and US markets.”

He added in Afghanistan’s markets currently one kilogram of hing was accounted for up to 13,000 afs.

Agriculture Director Mawlavi Amanullah Hassan said that hing was cultivated on thousands of acres of land in recent years and stressed over efforts to support farmers.

“Hing required little investment and it was cultivated on agriculture and rain-fed land. We are in contact with businessmen to negotiate fair deals for hing farmers,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that hing is considered one of the most important natural herbal product and its production witnessed significant progress in recent years.


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