Potato harvest in the Bamyan province of Afghanistan to reach 370.000 tons
October 08, 2019
The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has revealed that the potato harvest in the Bamyan Province would reach up to 370,000 tons this year.
Feature: Afghan Bamiyan people turn to potato-growing to make a living
October 25, 2018
The picturesque Bamiyan province with its beautiful landscape has been a popular tourist destination in the conflict-ridden Afghanistan over the past decades, and growing potatoes in recent years has added to Bamiyan's natural charm.
Afghanistan: Demand for local Mr. Kachaloo Potato Chips exceeds production capacity
January 14, 2018
A startup in Afghanistan is working hard to produce its Mr. Kachaloo Potato Chips, mostly by hand. The company currently sells two tonnes of potato crisps a month - but they could sell more...
Potato production in Bamyan, Afghanistan increases 15 percent to 350,000 tonnes this year
November 12, 2017
Bamyan, the largest potato producing province in Afghanistan, produced 350,000 tons this year, an increase of 15 percent compared to last year.
Afghan Agriculture Ministry builds 500 additional potato storages in Bamyan
November 23, 2015
The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture has funded construction of over 500 potato storages for farmers in Bamyan province.
Afghanistan could be self-sufficient in potatoes with proper storage facilities
March 25, 2014
Afghanistan would be self-sufficient in potato if proper cultivation and storage strategies were introduced in central Bamyan province, according to an official.
 Bamyan potato sorter
October 06, 2013
A potato grading and sorting machine has been set up in Bamyan, which is the main supplier of potatoes to Afghanistan’s population.
 Yukon Gold
November 11, 2011
The popular Yukon Gold potato was a winner at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this year, where it topped entries in the seventh annual Seed of the Year competition (east division). Developed by the late Garnet (Gary) Johnston, a research...
 Afghanistan potato farmer (Source: IRIN News)
June 17, 2009
Farmers in Afghanistan’s top potato-producing province are complaining about declining profits, mainly because of cold weather, lack of storage facilities and bad roads. Potato cultivation in Bamyan Province, central Afghanistan, employs thousands of p...
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June 28, 2008
To help poor Afghani villagers make money on potatoes instead of opium poppies, Idaho farmer Pat Rowe borrowed a root cellar design common across his home state's famous potato country in the 1930s and 1940s. The 68-year-old Rowe, whose family raises...
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