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Rice برنج

Afghanistan rice field
photo by Global Envision

At present, there is little rice-specific information available for Afghanistan. However, several organizations offer guiding principles.

Seasonal Activities: Autumn         

(mid September through mid December)

  • Harvesting

Problems and Opportunities           

Priority problems of rice are similar to those for wheat and relate to seed quality, improved varieties, and better water management.

Priority opportunities include: work with organizations like FAO, MAIL and CIMMYT to access good seed and improve irrigation systems.



Pest Management            

Rice has a number of pest problems including small aquatic animals, armyworms, grasshoppers, molds, rots and blight. Crop rotations, pesticides, flooding the fields, and planting resistant varieties can help to reduce these problems.