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Rice برنج

Afghanistan rice field
photo by Global Envision

At present, there is little rice-specific information available for Afghanistan. However, several organizations offer guiding principles.

Seasonal Activities: Autumn         

(mid September through mid December)

  • Harvesting

Problems and Opportunities           

Priority problems of rice are similar to those for wheat and relate to seed quality, improved varieties, and better water management.

Priority opportunities include: work with organizations like FAO, MAIL and CIMMYT to access good seed and improve irrigation systems.

Overview              

Production       


Pest Management            

Rice has a number of pest problems including small aquatic animals, armyworms, grasshoppers, molds, rots and blight. Crop rotations, pesticides, flooding the fields, and planting resistant varieties can help to reduce these problems.  

Postharvest