The provincial department for Agriculture and Livestock has said that 3,000 women are involved in agriculture in the northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry through National Horticulture and Livestock project has provided these women farm opportunities in the center and 12 other districts, the provincial office for Balkh said.

The women pictured are working in gardens built by the Ministry of Agriculture, through the ministry’s gardening projects.

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that these women have been trained in all methods of cultivating, growing, and harvesting different types of vegetables and are familiar with its processing instructions.

The ministry added, that 16 kinds of vegetable seeds have been distributed to these women, and greenhouses of various sizes, as well as vegetable and fruit processing centers, have been set up.

A number of women have urged the ministry to expand such projects in other districts.

Women so far have been able to bring positive change in their lives alongside men in the family by involving in such gardening projects.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.