Agriculture and Livestock Department of Jowzjan province has provided jobs for 300 women by setting up small mushroom farms.
Mohammad Alem Alemi, head of Agriculture Department in the province, said the purpose of creating the farms was to improve families’ economies and their food safety.
According to Alemi, the department, in cooperation with PRP and WHH organizations, has set up small mushroom farms for 300 women in 20 villages in Aqcha district and 20 villages in Sheberghan city, and distributed tools to them which has had good results.
A number of women who grow mushroom in Jowzjan say they earn AFN 800 to 1,000 a week, adding that it also supports their families financially.
Officials at Agriculture and Livestock Department of Jowzjan state that they have also created mushroom seed cultivation laboratories in the province, which in the future can supply mushroom seeds to Sarepul and Balkh provinces, promoting its cultivation and use among the people of northern provinces.
Reporter: Farida Amini Nazari