FAO: Afghan Farmers’ Agricultural Products Decline Due to Drought

Bayan News – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has expressed concern in its latest report about droughts in Afghanistan, stating that this challenge has severely impacted farmers’ agricultural products.

The organization has published its seventh assessment report on the agricultural and farming situation in Afghanistan, consisting of 19 pages, which demonstrates that drought in the country has negatively affected farmers’ agricultural products.

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization stated that drought is considered a serious concern that will have an impact on the scarcity and high cost of food in Afghanistan.

The report indicates a decrease in the cultivation of agricultural products due to drought, leading to plant and animal pests and increasing concerns among Afghan farmers due to the rising levels of poverty.

Furthermore, FAO emphasizes in its report that households led by women, who are the breadwinners, have been particularly affected by the drought.

Simultaneously, Rosa Otunbayeva, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Afghanistan, recently met with the Acting Minister of Agriculture in Afghanistan and stated that efforts are being made to strengthen the country’s agriculture.

However, Afghanistan, which heavily relies on agriculture, has faced drought this year.

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