The authorities predict a 20 percent increase in wheat production in northern Kunduz province.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announced earlier on Wednesday that the harvest process of wheat in Kunduz is underway.

According to a statement released by MAIL, the estimates of the ministry indicate that the wheat harvest will increase by 20 percent during the current year.

The statement further added that the farmers had cultivate wheat crops in 178,804 acres of land last year.

However, the ministry said the farmers have cultivated 192,925 acres of land with crops this year.

The ministry also added that improvised seeds, on time cultivation, proper use of fertilizers, good weather, increase in rains, technical and professional advices to farmers and fight against natural disasters could result to an increase in wheat harvest this year.

According to Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) that wheat harvest will increase by 20 percent this year in Kunduz despite the flash floods and storms inflicted losses on local farmers.