Afghanistan harvested 855,395 tons of potatoes in all farms across the country in 2020, its Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock announced on Sunday. It also stated that the area under potato cultivation reached 53,674 hectares last year.
The ministry also built thousands of zero-energy cold storages to store potatoes in different provinces. The agro-climatic conditions of Afghanistan are ideally suitable for good quality potato production. Potatoes are a significant commodity for the country, with a strong domestic market and a seasonally fluctuating import and export market.
According to china.org.cn, the Afghan government has taken measures to invest in agricultural sector to further create job opportunities for people and to boost the economy in this land-locked Asian state.