Afghan Beekeeping to Get Boost

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan orchards and honey makers are hoping to get a boost from millions of dollars in aid from France.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture announced the almost $9 million aid package at a signing ceremony Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said $4 million will go to promote beekeeping so that the country has more hives to help with pollination and the production of honey and wax.

He said the rest of the money will be used to help diversify the country’s agricultural sector, promote Afghanistan’s livestock industry and improve food security.