The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says investment in Afghanistan’s agriculture ‘is the better and low risk option for strengthening the country’s economy and for finding jobs, but unfortunately little attention has been paid to the sector.’
Pakistan does not have Jalghoza, a type of pine nuts only found in Afghanistan, but buys the produce from Afghans, then exports it to China under a Pakistani trade mark, local investors said.
India, Afghanistan and countries neighboring the war-torn nation on Monday discussed ways to bolster the development of Afghanistan into a regional economic hub with views exchanged on a host of issues including the need to make existing trade and transit pacts more inclusive.
Central Bank officials said on Monday that despite improvements in the banking and financial systems, the number of loans approved, in the first six months of this year, has dropped by 11 percent against last year.
A number of exporters of fresh fruit sharply criticized government for not having resolved problems regarding the export of goods to India, and said fresh produce packaged at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul three days ago has still not been flown out of the country.