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Asia Album: Afghan farmers harvest potatoes

05 May 2021, 13:44 GMT+10

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan harvested 855,395 metric tons of potatoes in all farms across the country in 2020, the country's Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock announced on Sunday.

The agro-climatic conditions of Afghanistan are ideally suitable for good quality potato production. Potatoes are a significant commodity for the country, with a strong deomestic market and a seasonlly fluctuating import and export market.

The Afghan government has taken measures to invest in agricultural sector to further create job opportunities for people and to boost economy in the land-locked Asian state.

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