Agriculture

Jalalabad


Jalalabad is located in the province of Nangarhar in the East of Afghanistan. The province is bordered on the North West by Kabul, and South and East by Pakistan. It was, and still is the main port of entry and exit for the “Silk Route”. The Torkham border with Pakistan is just 60 kilometres to the East from the city centre with Peshawar a further 80 kilometres from there. Infrastructure has rapidly progressed with roads reconstructed since 2001 and a new “Ring Road” highway opened recently stretching up until the border. Investment in infrastructure is a necessity as over 50% of Afghanistan’s imports and exports are through this route.

Jalalabad’s arable terrain and arid climate makes it an ideal place for agricultural investment. Dry summers, mild winters and monsoon rainfalls twice a year prove the preceding statement. With a minimum temperature of 15c and a maximum of 45c cultivation of crops are in harmony with the weather as Jalalabad experiences four seasons in a year. Also with four main rivers in the province namely; Alingar, Alishang, Kunar and Kabul flowing with high currents it has in a bumper harvest for well irrigated lands.

Current crop growing supersedes any other province in the fields of Olives, Watermelons, Bananas, Oranges, Mulberry, Strawberry, Lemons, Limes, Grapes, Flowers, Rose Oil, Sugar Canes, Refined Sugar, Dates, Pomegranates, and several types of Dried Fruits.



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