Sat, Aug

Herat grape festival


The third grape festival has been held by the Herat Department of Agriculture.

At the festival, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Governor of Herat and Badghis, MPs and provincial councils and a number of peasants participated.
Head of Agriculture in Herat province said that six agricultural projects worth more than $ 7 million were opened.

Herat's head of agriculture said the projects include saffron labs, seed hopper laboratories, crop products, greenhouses, and so on.

On the other hand, the deputy director of the Ministry of Agriculture said that the Ministry of Agricultural Development Plans, which will be implemented soon.

He said the growth of saffron yields, the establishment of agricultural cold stores, training workshops and investment in the agriculture sector are among the plans of the ministry.

Nevertheless, a number of farmers in Herat province say that their crops will grow well this year.
They say they have made good gains from this area.
Farmers in Herat want other people to stop poppy cultivation and bring on solvent culture.

Herat Department of Agriculture said that more than 115,000 tons of grapes were harvested in Herat this year.