Why Kandahar pomegranate prices drop so quickly?
Reporter: Ferdows Rasouli
Kandahar pomegranate is one of the most valuable and valuable fruits in the country today at the lowest price Sold on the market. Kandahar pomegranates, which export to the world markets every year, are sold this year in Kandahar at the cheapest price of 60 Afghanis per 1 Kg.
Kandahar pomegranate, which has grown 25 percent this year, but this valuable fruit was not exported to world markets due to Pakistan’s heavy tariffs. Farmers in Pakistan say Pakistan has not exported pomegranate products to world markets this year.
Ghulam Haidar Khan, the owner of a garden in Dand district of Kandahar that has planted 15,000 pomegranate seedlings, said: Kandahar pomegranates have been exported to Pakistan in recent years and through it to world markets such as India. Exports to world markets have now fallen as a result of rising tariffs.
“Given the increase in pomegranate harvest, domestic markets are not enough to supply it,” he said. Concerned about his lack of supply of pomegranates domestically, he urged the government to establish a brewery in Kandahar.
He added: Pomegranate orchards have been damaged in some districts of Kandahar due to recent rains.
This year, three tonnes of Kandahar pomegranates were exported to crop markets, while 11 tonnes were exported last year.