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Afghanistan seeks UN's support for wheat storage facilities Afghanistan Wheat

Afghanistan seeks UN's support for wheat storage facilities

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Mar 2023, 01:09 am

Kabul: Afghanistan's Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock has urged the  United Nations to support by providing storage facilities for wheat as the country continues to struggle with its economic situation, media reports said.

The chamber emphasized the need for the collection of wheat from various sources for enriching the country’s strategic reserves, reports Tolo News.

The request was made amid drought possibilities in the country.

“The international community and other countries need to support Afghanistan under the current situation. The government also has to make wheat storage facilities so that we will not face hunger,” Mirwais Hajizada, the deputy head of the chamber of agriculture and livestock, told Tolo News.

“Afghanistan needs six to eight million metric tons of wheat every year. Fortunately, nearly five million metric tons of it is supplied from domestic sources and the rest is supplied from foreign sources,” Qutbuddin Yaqubi, an analyst, told the news portal.

Officials from Agriculture and Livestock said the ministry intends to buy 100,000 tons of wheat for strategic reserves and has send the plan to the cabinet of the Islamic Emirate for approval.

“The ministry of agriculture has sent the plan to the cabinet to allocate the purchase budget of 100,000 tons of wheat for emergency situations,” Musbahuhddin Mustaeen, a spokesman for the ministry, told Tolo News. “After the approval of the 1402 solar budget, it will be known where and how the wheat will be purchased.”

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