International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Integrated farming system for Helmand province, Afghanistan


Ali Ahmad, Dinesh Kumar, Naqibullah Mujadidi, Baryalai Rafi, Mohammad Khan Wasifhy

A study on Integrated farming system for Helmand Province, Afghanistan was carried out in Helmand Province. Helmand province was selected purposively as it has highest area under various crops production.To suggest some policies measures in order to improve the production the study was conducted in 14 districts of the province.An attempt has been made in this study to examine the current farming systems of the province and estimated the possible increments in production and productivity by judicially adopting suitable integrated farming systems techniques. The specific objectives of the study areestimating crop production of cereals, oilseed, industrials, vegetable and fruit including average yield per hectare as well as total yield in metric tonnes. The primary data are collected from Helmand Department of Agriculture, irrigation and live stock. The whole information is related to the crop year 2016.The finding of the study revealed that the Helmand Integrated farming systemcan be divided in the northern (orchards, irrigation from underground water) and the southern (principally field crops and surface water irrigation). The third farming system is the Kuchi livestock keeping system, whereby there are long range Kuchi people of community migrating into Farah, Uruzgan and the shorter range Kuchi, who basically live in and around Registan. It is estimated that by judicially adopting suitable Integrated Farming Systems techniques the agricultural production can be increased by another 50% by 2050 so as to meet the need of the increasing population of this region.
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Ali Ahmad, Dinesh Kumar, Naqibullah Mujadidi, Baryalai Rafi, Mohammad Khan Wasifhy. Integrated farming system for Helmand province, Afghanistan. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 62-67
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