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Cotton پنبه

Problems and Opportunities        

Cotton was very important in Afghanistan until the 1980's.

Priority problems  include low prices, lack of irrigation infrastructure and poor access to processing.

Priority opportunities include dispelling the common myth that cotton requires high amounts of water; it is actually somewhat drought resistant.

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  • Cotton Production Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Nitrogen Requirements of Annual Crops Fact Sheet (UC Davis)

Seed and Seed Systems 

Pest Management     

Common cotton pests include: red leaf disease, cotton root rot, bollworm, and weeds.


  • Cotton Industry Report (Chemonics for USAID)

Market Information (All Crops)