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Emergency Wheat Seed Distribution

Released by U.S. Embassy Kabul

December 4, 2004, Jalalabad, Afghanistan:  U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad announced a wheat seed distribution program for farmers in Nangarhar. The program is part of the counternarcotics alternative livelihoods program and will allow farmers to plant 2,800 hectares of wheat instead of poppy.

Minister of Agriculture Seyyed Anwari, Minister of Rural Development Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Governor of Nangarhar Hajji Din Muhammad launched the program by handing a bag of wheat seed to a Nangarhar farmer.

“The United States is committed to working with the Afghan government and the United Kingdom to ensure that the successes achieved over the past three years are not put at risk by the scourge of narcotics. All Afghans must unite to fight this mortal threat,” said U.S. Ambassador Khalilzad.

December 4, 2004, Jalalabad, Afghanistan:  U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad announced a wheat seed distribution program for farmers in Nangarhar.


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