The Herat farmers have had considerable success in growing alternative crops to poppy such as saffron and pistachios.
Now farmers western provinces are trying something new such as beans, sesame, vetch, lintel ….
A total of 35 people from agriculture co-operatives in Farah, Ghor and Badqis provinces came to the Herat city to learn more about growing and processing of saffron.
The officials attending the seminar will return home and spread the word in their own provinces.
Not only will soybeans earn the farmers a good income, but they also have the potential to cut the malnutrition in Afghanistan.
saed fazlolaq vaede governor of the Herat province took part in a sowing gathering in which some other relevant authorities were present.vaede said that the Herat farmers are doing a perfect job in cultivating of poppy alternatives.