Afghanistan Opens First Honey Processing Plant

May 15, 2009

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 

NENGARHAR/KABUL -- Afghanistan's first honey processing plant has begun operations in eastern Nangarhar Province, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports.

The plant will enable Afghan honey farmers to sell their product outside of local markets.

Officials told Radio Free Afghanistan that Afghan honey recently appeared at an international exhibition in India and garnered lots of attention for its high quality.

About 15 people are working in the factory, which is currently producing about 400 kilograms of honey per day.

The project to establish the plant was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).      

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