Afghanistan: Women in Samangan trained in greenhouse management skills

Acted Institute, with the financial support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), trained 200 women under the alternative livelihood project in the production of greenhouse vegetables in Aibak and Hazrat Sultan districts of Samangan province, and launched irrigation and livestock in Samangan province (Afghanistan).

The purpose of this program is to introduce the methods of proper management of greenhouses so that they can have the necessary skills in the proper cultivation of vegetables, better control of plant diseases, and marketing.

Greenery in Samangan has become a good alternative for these women to cultivating drugs. The farmers harvest 40 to 50 kilos of vegetables daily from each greenhouse, earning 600 to 700 Afghanis. So far, each of these greenhouse owners have harvested 1.5 tons of produce from each greenhouses.

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