Heavy storms and drought damage fresh fruits in Kandahar
Heavy storms, following a severe drought, in Kandahar province have caused widespread damage to local fruit crops this year, officials from the provincial chamber of commerce report.
According to Kandahar Chamber of Commerce officials, fruit trees, including apricots, plums, peaches and others, have been badly damaged, reducing their summer yield.
Officials said farmers sell their produce to local markets around the country and export abroad.
However, this year, their harvests have been reduced significantly which has become a cause for concern.
Fruit farmers in the province have appealed to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) and international organizations to work together to help resolve the problem. They said if this is not done soon, crops will suffer irreparable damage. The post Heavy storms and drought damage fresh fruits in Kandahar first appeared on Ariana News.
Source: Ariana News