The seed industry in Afghanistan
August 12, 2012
USDA/FAS GAIN report
The Office of Agricultural Affairs estimates calendar year (CY) 2012 certified wheat seed production at 35,000 MT, a 94 percent increase from CY 2010, which is attributed to the establishment of new Private Seed Enterprises (PSEs) and increased demand for quality wheat seeds in the country. The total demand for wheat seeds are at 300,000 metric tons (MT), corn seeds at 11,000 MT, and vegetable seeds at 500 MT for CY 2011. The primary source of seeds for Afghan farmers is through their own farm-saved seeds. Afghanistan imports only a small quantity of vegetable seeds from large multinational companies.
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Published: August 15, 2012