Afghanistan To Establish Food Quality Testing Labs

Yesterday, Tolo news reported that Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said that food quality testing labs will be established in the provinces of Kabul, Herat, Nangarhar and Balkh. The purpose of these four labs will be to prevent the importing of low-quality conserved food and agricultural products. The labs will also play a role in helping to increase the export of Afghan food products.

“The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is planning to set up similar labs in other provinces of Afghanistan in an effort to standardize quality of agricultural products throughout the country”, Tolo news quoted a ministry spokesman.

“These laboratories will cost Afs50 million (around US$1.1m)”, said the Tolo news report.

October 27, 2010   Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development