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Afghanistan builds kitchen gardens for 30,000 women

14 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times

KABUL: The Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock

(MAIL) has built this year over 30,000 kitchen gardens for impoverished women in

order to bolster economic status of vulnerable women across the country.

Aiming empowerment of poor women and creating food safety

among families, the MAIL has established kitchen garden green houses through

the supporting programs across the country, which covered thousands families,

said a statement issued by MAIL.

Spokesman for MAIL Akbar Rustami said that 30350 kitchen

gardens has established for 30350 needy women this year.

He said that 800 

milk-goats has distributed to 400 women in Kabul, Urzgan, Paktia and

Kunar as well as 600 boxes of honey bee distributed to 300 women and 110

milk-cows 110 women.

Also 21 kinds of food process machinery have been

distributed to 800 women, he added.

Mr. Rustami said that 1030 small green houses constructed

for 1030 women this year as well as 14 process houses established for the


Also out of 145,000 created job opportunities, 80 percent

belonged to the women, he added.

Women have played crucial rule in food safety and growing of

saffron across the country.

The MAIL also has inaugurated two center of dairy process in

Kabul and Balkh provinces with the capacity of processing 46,000 liters milk

daily. Also the ministry established a honey process factory in Khost province.

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