By; The Kabul Times
KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting was held to review works and fundamental reforms plan of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).
In the meeting held yesterday at Presidential Palace, officials of the respective ministry delivered their works report and plan in particular for improvement of condition at the ministry.
They enumerated their visions in connection with perspective of the ministry in short, mid and long-term in particular consideration on agriculture development and increasing the domestic products, further work with farmers, construction of irrigation dams, mechanization of agriculture, work on agriculture strategy, increasing of incomes in agriculture sector and attention to exports of agricultural products and reduction of imports.
After hearing their visions and report, the country’s President said that further monitoring should be done for implementation of his plans and goals in agricultural sector.
Stressing on alternative plan for importing of agricultural products, President Ghani said Afghanistan would be changed to eight economic zones; therefore, further consideration should be paid to construction of dams and fair distribution of water in the country.
The country’s president added that principal work should be followed on forests, saying that a regular system should be created for increasing of forests in the country.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani by stressing on absorption of investment in agriculture sector said that the ministry of agriculture should free itself from dependency to foreign countries, asserting that further investment should be made in agricultural products to increase agricultural products in the country.