Afghanistan’s Herat province promotes greenhouse farming

HERAT, Afghanistan : Establishing green houses and growing variety of vegetables have been in constant rise in the relatively peaceful western Herat province. The local farmers and businesspersons from other parts of Herat have set up green houses in Injil, Guzara and Karukh districts over the past few years.

According to head of Herat’s Agriculture Department Bashir Ahmad Ahmadi, some 1,500 green houses have been established elsewhere in Herat province that has significantly reduced the import of vegetables to the western region.

A farmer harvests tomatoes at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)
A farmer harvests strawberries at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)
A farmer harvests tomatoes at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)

Variety of vegetables including eggplant, tomato and cucumber are grown in the local green houses.

Farming in green houses and producing vegetables even in the winter have also encouraged the farmers in the neighboring Farah and Nimroz provinces to develop the new agricultural method in their areas.

A farmer carries a box of harvested tomatoes at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)
A farmer harvests tomatoes at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)
A farmer harvests strawberries at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27,2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)
A farmer carries a harvested strawberry box at a green house in Injil district of Heart province, western Afghanistan, June 27, 2021. (Photo by Arif Karimi/Xinhua)

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