Farmers and traders in eastern Nangarhar province say peanut yield has increased this year compared to last year’s harvest.
Local officials say peanut crop was planted on 240 hectares of land in different districts of Nangarhar province this year, producing 516 tons of peanut.
Farmers and traders say they are happy that the yield of peanut has increased compared to the past and local market is also good, but they could earn a lot if foreign market is found for their produce.
Nangarhar Agriculture Department officials say peanut cultivation has increased in the province and its baking and processing has also improved. Many baking ovens have been built in Jalalabad city to provide employment to people.
He said efforts through the ministries of agriculture and economy were underway to explore markets for fresh and dried fruits of the country in foreign countries.