Durrani Meets JICA Officials

Hamal 20: April 9, 2019

Nasir Ahmad Durrani, minister of agriculture, irrigation, and livestock, met with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Senior Expert on Agriculture Masataka Nakahara in his office yesterday.
Durrani discussed extension of paddy (rice) development project in Afghanistan and asked for the project to be extended for a few more years until paddy national strategic development strategy objectives are met.
Paddy development project includes promotion of new paddy technology which upgrades paddy yields in demonstration units from 3.2 tons per hectare to 6.4 tons.
The project has been launched by JICA since 2011 in order to become self-sufficient in rice production and quality improvement.