Women and Home Gardens

 Written by: Husamuddin Hamdard

In the villages of Afghanistan, most of the men are engaged in agriculture and provide their household needs by selling agricultural products, but some women have found an occupation for them by making home garden.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to a woman, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province. 

The woman says about her activity, “Four years ago a group of agricultural experts came to our village and trained some women of the village how to make a home garden. I buy about 300 Afghanis seeds of vegetables and I plant different vegetable in my home garden. I get 3 seasons crops from this garden and the benefit of each season reaches about 4-5 thousand Afghanis. The agricultural experts guided us to keep chickens and cow at home. Now I have about 50 chicken and 2 cows and I get about 300 Afghanis benefits from selling eggs and I also get 300 Afghanis from the selling of milk.

My husband prepare the land for cultivation and I cultivate vegetables and water them on time.”