Bumper crop expected

AFGHANISTAN is projected this year to collect its biggest wheat harvest in 32 years, taking the poor country to near self-sufficiency in the staple crop, the agriculture minister said yesterday.

AFGHANISTAN is projected this year to collect its biggest wheat harvest in 32 years, taking the poor country to near self-sufficiency in the staple crop, the agriculture minister said yesterday.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation is expecting a bumper harvest 63 percent higher than that of last year because of good rains, agriculture minister Asif Rahimi said. - Sapa- AFP

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